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Old 10-20-2009, 12:19 AM   #1
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hello I have done ciders before but this is my first beer I purchased the wheat ale kit from homebrewery.com and did the whole boil and what not. the sp/GR startign was abrox 38 and now it is aprox 10 so I know fermentation occured it has been 11 days since pitching the yeast. I figured there must be a leak in my fermenter and that is why no bubbles so I Was gonna bottle anyway but I noticed there are still a very small amount of bubbles occasionally rising to the surface so I figured I Would wait till 14 days to prime and bottle. is there any help anyone can offer me with this? what is the best way to procede from here?
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:25 AM   #2
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No worries about the lack of airlock activity - happens all the time with buckets.

Most folks wait a minimum of three weeks to bottle, and four or more is common. If you're uncertain about when fermentation is complete, take hydrometer readings over a few days - if the reading is steady (isn't declining) then fermentation is done. Cheers!

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Old 10-20-2009, 03:11 AM   #3
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No worries about the lack of airlock activity - happens all the time with buckets.

Most folks wait a minimum of three weeks to bottle, and four or more is common. If you're uncertain about when fermentation is complete, take hydrometer readings over a few days - if the reading is steady (isn't declining) then fermentation is done. Cheers!
+1.. The hydrometer is the key to this...
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thats what i figured ok I will take reading every few days and once it flatlines I will bottle her up

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it's coming...

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:06 PM   #6
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whats comming?

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i woulda thought revvy'd be right on the airlock threads, lol

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Old 10-27-2009, 06:28 PM   #8
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i woulda thought revvy'd be right on the airlock threads, lol
HAHA Revvy makes a good point though.
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