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Old 04-20-2010, 03:24 AM   #1
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Default Belgian Strong yeast and CO2

Brewed an offshoot of Mad Elf last December with Wyeast's Belgian strong yeast (don't feel like looking up the #). Well after months of "fermentation" I read somewhere that this yeast will continue to release CO2 long after it is finished fermenting. Well after a few gravity readings, I believe that it is finished fermenting (finished at 1.020ish). There is still CO2 being released... Question time - Can I bottle while CO2 is being released assuming fermentation is complete? Or should I wait?

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Old 04-20-2010, 03:29 AM   #2
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Yes, you can bottle. Airlock activity is not an indicator of fermentation activity, it is an indicator of CO2 coming out of solution.

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Old 04-20-2010, 03:32 AM   #3
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Yeah, I understood that part. Just didn't know if the CO2 coming out of the solution would contribute to over-carbonation (possible bombs). Thanks.

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Old 04-20-2010, 04:15 AM   #4
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Shouldn't be an issue.

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