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Old 09-14-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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Made my first extract kit. Followed the directions to a tee. I put the wort in the fermenter at 5pm on Sunday, bubbled great for about 36 hours and stopped.

I checked the temp. and it's 72ºF. It is now wed. with the second day on fon activity. Is something wrong? Should I transfer it to the secondary fermenter? Do I need to pitch new yeast?

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Old 09-14-2011, 08:17 PM   #2
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The only way to really know for sure is to check the SG a few days in a row. If it stays pretty constant, then you're probably done fermenting. 36hrs seems pretty quick to me, though.

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Old 09-14-2011, 08:20 PM   #3
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Your most likely fully fermented.

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Old 09-14-2011, 09:19 PM   #4
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You're most likely done. 72 is pretty warm so you will probably have some off flavors. Leave it alone for a couple of weeks and let the yeast clean up after themselves. It's hard to wait but you will be glad you did.

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Old 09-15-2011, 12:55 PM   #5
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If it's a normal alcohol beer, most of the heavy fermentation could be over in 36 to 48 hours if everything was just right. It's probably still working, just at a much slower pace. I'd let it settle for a few days, transfer to the secondary and relax for a week or two. Take a hydrometer reading when you transfer it to the secondary and check it again in a couple days to see if it has changed. I'm sure your fine.

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Old 09-15-2011, 01:01 PM   #6
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The safest and best bet is to leave it in a the primary for 3-4 weeks and then bottle.

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In my experience,initial fermentation is over. It can take more time to get down to a stable FG. So use your hydrometer. Airlock bubbles aren't a good gauge for when fermentation is done. 72F isn't too bad a temp for many ale yeasts. Just get a stable FG over 2 or 3 days,then give it 3-5 days more to clean up & settle out more.
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