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Old 06-03-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default Aeration and fermentation times.

Two big questions I have been pondering over for the past couple of brews.

1. I have always heard as a golden rule to let my beer ferment for about 8-12 days to be safe. Is this a good amount of time or too much?

2. Also, I have really no clue how well i need to aerate my wort and at what step in the brewing process and how.

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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fermentation time depends on many factors such as yeast pitching rate, temperature , gravity and dissolved oxygen. It is possible to ferment out within 3 days

Aeration - I use a nebuliser 30litres per minute - I use a closed pipe with holes made with a needle

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