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Old 03-29-2007, 02:15 PM   #1
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I made my third brew the other day which was an Anchor liberty clone from AHS.

I have a question about how long it has been fermenting. It will be 7 full days tonight of bubbling. Right now it is down to about 1 or 2 bubbles per minute using a blow off tube.

Is it alright to transfer this to a secondary or should I wait for it to stop bubbling completely.

IF possible id rather not take an O.G. reading because i would have to siphon some out and risk contamination. So what do you all think?

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Old 03-29-2007, 02:17 PM   #2
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I would take a gravity reading just to be sure. You can use a sanitized turkey baster to collect the wort for a sample or a plastic wine thief from your LHBS.

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Old 03-29-2007, 02:23 PM   #3
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I usually use the turkey baster method, i dont think it will reach the beer since it is in a 6.5 gallon carboy.

And im too cheap to buy the wine theif just for this. Any other suggestions?

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Old 03-29-2007, 02:35 PM   #4
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If you are itching to take a reading, siphon some out and see where you are....if you sanitize your gear and proceed as you would when handling your brewing beer, no big worries.

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Old 03-29-2007, 04:27 PM   #5
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I'd switch to an airlock and let it ride a few more days.

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Old 03-29-2007, 04:40 PM   #6
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I'd switch to an airlock and let it ride a few more days.
Me too. It won't hurt being in the primary for a few extra days, especially since there is obviously active fermentation still going on.
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:45 PM   #7
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Ok, too bad I already took the gravity reading and once I looked in it looked like there was still some krausen that I disturbed.

Funny thing is that I forgot to take the OG. reading. Im currently below the recipes final gravity and it is still bubbling. I messed up somewhere (probably not getting that OG reading).

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Old 03-30-2007, 01:18 AM   #8
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Its currently only bubbling about once per minute.

I may not be able to transfer until 1 week from today, will it be ok on the trub that much longer?

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Old 03-30-2007, 01:36 AM   #9
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you should be alright people say it takes 3 weeks or more to get off flavors. however I don't know from experience. Happy brewing

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