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ian 12-30-2005 09:43 PM

Fermentation rate question
Hey guys,
I was just wondering about something. I brewed Wed night.

An extract stout:
3.3 lbs LME
5 lbs DME
2 oz cascade hops
1 lb specialty grains
2 oz black patent
dry yeast - rehydrated with a little bit of DME to start.

Its only bubbling about once every 4 seconds and hasn't done any faster than that at all. With two days in the carboy am I OK to give it a good shakey shake? Would that help it along??

Genghis77 12-30-2005 09:47 PM

What type dry yeast and what is your temperature?

ian 12-30-2005 09:57 PM

Munton's Ale Yeast, 68 to 70 degrees

Genghis77 12-30-2005 10:32 PM

Should be going, dry yeast usually starts up pretty fast. and temperature is good. A shake wouldn't hurt.

david_42 12-30-2005 10:37 PM

Once every four seconds is fine. I use dry yeasts and most of my ferments are in this range.

Beer Snob 12-31-2005 04:11 AM

That is the rate mine was going this past week. Sounds good.....

Mikey 12-31-2005 06:43 PM

Leave it alone and let nature takes it's course. Everything is fine.

casebrew 01-03-2006 05:25 PM

Is it possible that the fermentation rate peaked during one night? and now it has slowed to 4 seconds?

DeRoux's Broux 01-03-2006 06:14 PM

yea, i'd let it ride too. just let it work and finish out. if it takes a day or two extra, no worries.

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