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Old 01-12-2013, 04:12 AM   #1
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This last Sunday night I tried the brew in a bag method.
6lbs 2-row
.5 Munich
.5 crystal 40

2oz simcoe
3-3.5 gallon batch

San Diego ale yeast by WL.

Wednesday I racked to a secondary b.c the the head was starting to decrease and was almost gone, the airlock was pretty slow. Wondering if I should bottle it now or give it a few more days? Is it possible for it to be finished so soon?

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Old 01-12-2013, 04:21 AM   #2
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I always bottled my batches at 10 days. Now that i keg I keg at 7 or 8 days

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Old 01-12-2013, 04:26 AM   #3
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Do you think it would matter if I used a whole vial of yeast in a smaller batch? More yeast eating less sugar?

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Do you think it would matter if I used a whole vial of yeast in a smaller batch? More yeast eating less sugar?
That's definitely a factor. A batch that small with that amount of yeast may be the equivalent of using a huge starter. I wouldn't worry
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:20 AM   #5
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It is recommended that you always take SG readings to determine the state of the fermentation and not rely on appearance or airlock activity. I do not rack to secondary and usually wait about 12 days then take a reading. If I get the same reading on day 14 then I might bottle but never before. Give the yeast a bit of extra time to work their magic and you will get a better and clearer beer.
Patience is a virtue - especially in brewing.

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