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Old 12-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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Hi,

Hopefully someone can help me out a bit. I am making a Belgian White Ale (mini mash kit from Austin Homebrew). I started the fermentation on 11/17 (OG 1.046). I took a second reading 11/22 1.014 and the gravity reading has stayed the same today 12/3. I would have loved to have gotten the readings lower but I went on vacation so I'm not stressing. Question is there is a lot of action still in the airlock, and when I tried the samples from the readings there was a lot of carbonation. My readings the past 3 days have been consistent but I don't want a bottle bomb. Should I wait to bottle when the carbonation has slowed even though the gravity readings have been consistent?

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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Bubbles don't mean anything if the gravity readings have been consistent.

Temperature, pressure, bumping the vessel can all release pent up CO2 and cause the airlock to bubble-go ahead and package it up!

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Bubbles don't mean anything.....


Do you think this one is done yet?

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Old 12-03-2012, 02:46 PM   #4
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Haha that made me actually laugh out loud. Thanks for the help guys!

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1.014 is probably done, especially if it's been the same for a few days, but you're not hurting it at all by letting it sit another week or two. That may help ease your mind if the reading is still the same.

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