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Old 11-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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I brewed a Smooth Stout Monday, using Windsor Yeast. I hydrated it according to instructions. Tuesday morning I checked it before going to work and there was activation in the carboy, no bubbles in my blow off tube setup. When I go home about 10 hours later, there no activity and no krausen at all. I did brew a Deception Cream Stout and there was a short sign of activation too, I used a yeast starter in the DCS. Is this normal with stouts? It's only been 4 days in the primary.

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Old 11-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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This fast fermentation can occur with all ales, especially if you pitch plenty of yeast and ferment on the warm side. It doesn't always happen, it depends on a lot of factors.

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Checking the gravity will give you a better idea about your fermentation than checking the forums.

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don't worry, I let the stout sit for 4 weeks before I bottle. Just thought after 12 hours and no activation in the carboy, is this normal for stouts?

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don't worry, I let the stout sit for 4 weeks before I bottle. Just thought after 12 hours and no activation in the carboy, is this normal for stouts?
I don't know what yeast you used but I hope this helps. When I use WLP001 I have krausen until fermentation is just about over. When I use WLP007 the krausen drops but it keeps fermenting for a a few more days. My point is that every yeast is different and fermentation conditions play a role too. That's why I said to check gravity to really see what's going on. That being said, 12 hours seems way too fast to hit FG. I turn around most ales really fast and I'm not usually at FG til day 4-5 at the earliest
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took a reading.it's down to 1.036

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