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Old 01-24-2014, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default Fermentation and FG

So my first brew is a scottish ale and I put it in almost 3 days ago (OG 1.036) and noticed some activity in the airlock (I know this is not the best way to determine fermentation) so I checked the gravity after 2 and a half days and it has dropped down to about 1.016 which is just .002 above the low end of the FG. I know that fermentation should last much longer than this so I'm wondering if I should re-pitch my yeast or add nutrient/corn sugar to reinvigorate the yeast.

Thanks again for any help and suggestions.

Tyler
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:56 PM   #2
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sounds like its right on pace to me. most of fermentation happens within a few days, the rest of the time is cleaning up and settling out. leave it be for another week or 2

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Old 01-24-2014, 07:00 PM   #3
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There is a difference between fermentation and conditioning. Basically, fermenting is the yeast eating your sugar. After that, you condition your beer, meaning that the yeast will have consume all the sugars and start consuming some chemicals in your beer. This phase is much longer than the fermenting itself and is very important since it will clear out all the "off-flavors" present in your beer.

That being said, like mentioned by the others, forget your beer for a couple of weeks

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Old 01-24-2014, 08:21 PM   #4
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Thanks for the answers

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