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Old 01-30-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Still Bubbling 11 days into fermentation?

I did a high grav weizenbock last saturday (11 days ago) and there are still are a couple bubbles coming through the airlock (3-4 a minute?) I pitched 2 rehydrated packets of safbrew wb-06, and initial fermentation was crazy, huge krausen within 12 hours, full blowoff tube within 18.

So.. where the **** are these bubbles be coming from?

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:20 PM   #2
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Have you taken any gravity readings to see where the beer is at as far as fermentation?

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I did a simple merican red ale a few months back OG 1.048 and it farted thru the airlock for 13 days. I was like WTF, never once opened the lid until 3weeks later to the day. Turned out great and my wifes favorite beer to date.

I've never had any kinda beer do that..

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I havent checked the gravity yet, I don't really like checking anytime before 2 weeks, so I kinda would almost rather wait it out until its done bubbling, then check, then keg it.. unless my worst fears become a reality.. and it actually is infected

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High gravity means lots of work to do, and then the cleanup. Hydrometer readings?

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I just did a cherry pale with US05 and it bubbled for two weeks, even after it blew the top off my bucket. I racked to secondary to get it off the fruit and it's still bubbling. This was with an OG of 1.062. I did an IIPA with an OG of 1.079 and US04 and it was done with visible activity after three days.

I rehydrated the US05 but not the 04, but I don't think that would have made such a huge difference.

And the cherry was definitely not infected. It just didn't want to stop. Little yeasties were having to much fun, who am I to complain?

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Old 01-31-2013, 12:33 AM   #7
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I rehydrated the US05 but not the 04, but I don't think that would have made such a huge difference.
Pretty good article about dry yeast, i suggest you read it

http://koehlerbeer.com/2008/06/07/re...-clayton-cone/
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I have an extract amber ale in the primary. OG was 1.040 and my final gravity seems to be hanging around 1.010 even though i still get a bubble about every 2 to 3 minutes.. Its been in the primary for 10 days. Im wondering if it is ok to go ahead and "Cold Crash". Im guessing this batch is going to be a little dryer than i originally wanted, but oh well...
I guess my question is, is it too soon to cold crash? Will this effect flavor at all, clarity, ect...I just dont want my FG to go any lower.
Please help this newby out!

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I have an extract amber ale in the primary. OG was 1.040 and my final gravity seems to be hanging around 1.010 even though i still get a bubble about every 2 to 3 minutes.. Its been in the primary for 10 days. Im wondering if it is ok to go ahead and "Cold Crash". Im guessing this batch is going to be a little dryer than i originally wanted, but oh well...
I guess my question is, is it too soon to cold crash? Will this effect flavor at all, clarity, ect...I just dont want my FG to go any lower.
Please help this newby out!
Get your own damn thread rookie!!!!

Just kidding, I always wait full weeks for primary ferm, if not more, and then off to the bottle/keg/secondary. With most of my beers I do 2-3 weeks in primary, cold crash, then keg.

I'm assuming that you are still bottling, and cold crashing is rather unnecessary if thats the case, so my advice to you would be wait the two weeks, then bottle, then wait another painful two weeks..
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I have an extract amber ale in the primary. OG was 1.040 and my final gravity seems to be hanging around 1.010 even though i still get a bubble about every 2 to 3 minutes.. Its been in the primary for 10 days. Im wondering if it is ok to go ahead and "Cold Crash". Im guessing this batch is going to be a little dryer than i originally wanted, but oh well...
I guess my question is, is it too soon to cold crash? Will this effect flavor at all, clarity, ect...I just dont want my FG to go any lower.
Please help this newby out!
Get your own damn thread rookie!!!!

Just kidding, I always wait full weeks for primary ferm, if not more, and then off to the bottle/keg/secondary. With most of my beers I do 2-3 weeks in primary, cold crash, then keg.

I'm assuming that you are still bottling, and cold crashing is rather unnecessary if thats the case, so my advice to you would be wait the two weeks, then bottle, then wait another painful two weeks..
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