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Old 09-03-2006, 04:11 PM   #1
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I am currently brewing a cream stout, and it has been fermenting for over a week now. I usually transfer my brew into the secondary fermenter after 7 days.

Well its 8 days and counting, but I am still getting bubbles.

What do you think, transfer now, or wait for the bubbles to completely stop?



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Old 09-03-2006, 04:12 PM   #2
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wait for it to stop.



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Old 09-03-2006, 04:59 PM   #3
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As you asked for opinions (plural) and you only got one so far, I'll give you mine.

Wait for it to stop.

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Ok...Thanks for your opinions "semi plural......." I still have some foam on top that has not settled to the bottom, however the activity seems to have stoped. As this is only me second batch, I am just wondering about specifics I guess.

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Old 09-03-2006, 11:37 PM   #5
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there are no real specifics unless you are using a hydrometer and know that fermentation is finished.

a lot of us just use visual queues:

  • the foam on top collapses back into the beer and goes away
  • the bubbles in the airlock are happening very infrequently
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yea and since 99% of your fermentation should be done in primary...let it go a little longer until you either dont see any bubbles, or the interval of their appearance is minutes between.

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Excellent. I will time the bubbles now actually. Ill see how long inbetween bubbles. I just thought the foam would have settled by now.

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Ok IM about one bubble per 1 minute 15 seconds...I guess at least one more day then ha?

Will the time in the secondary be shorter or keep it the same do you think?

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I would recommend that until you become familiar with visual signs, use your hydrometer. It will never fail you.

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I was a little hesitant about the hydrometer as I was told it is possible to contaminate with the hydrometer, but I guess just like everything else.....care should eliminate the chances of contamination



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