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Old 12-30-2005, 10:43 PM   #1
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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??

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Old 12-30-2005, 10:47 PM   #2
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What type dry yeast and what is your temperature?

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Old 12-30-2005, 10:57 PM   #3
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Munton's Ale Yeast, 68 to 70 degrees

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

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Old 12-30-2005, 11:37 PM   #5
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Once every four seconds is fine. I use dry yeasts and most of my ferments are in this range.

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

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

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

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Old 01-03-2006, 07:14 PM   #9
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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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