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Old 12-30-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default How long to ferment a black IPA?

I have a 10 day old single gallon of black IPA going at the moment. The air lock has not been releasing gas (as far as I can tell) for about 4 or 5 days now. Can I go ahead and bottle it, leaving it to condition in-bottle for a while, or do I need to leave it in primary for a while longer?

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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Standard Answer: When it's done fermenting. How do you know this? Take a gravity reading. Airlock activity means nothing more than excess gas escaping. If you get two gravity readings that are the same over 3 days you know the beer is done fermenting. Ideally then you add 1 week to allow the yeast to clean up and clear the beer and then you package.



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Give it a couple weeks.

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