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Old 02-25-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default bubbles in secondary?

I know I should RDWHAHB, but I'm a little concerned about the bubbles I'm noticing on top of my porter. I assume it's just a little fermentation from the bourbon and vanilla the oak chips were soaking in, but I wanted to post a pic here and get some feedback

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Old 02-25-2011, 06:08 PM   #2
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I don't think you have anything to worry about. I had the same thing happen when I moved my Raspberry Wheat to Secondary.

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Old 02-25-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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I took a small sample, and it tasted fine. I'll leave it for another week or so.

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So you are calling it a "secondary". Common wisdom is that it's a secondary fermenter. As it is a fermenter, and you are getting some CO2 bubbling, why are you concerned ? It's fermenting, still.

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I was concerned about infection, I was relieved to find out that it was just fermentation. Took another sample today to check on the oak flavor. I'll probably bottle end of next week if I've got time.

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It's either a little extra fermentation going on and/or CO2 coming out of solution. It happens all of the time, no worries.

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So you are calling it a "secondary". Common wisdom is that it's a secondary fermenter. As it is a fermenter, and you are getting some CO2 bubbling, why are you concerned ? It's fermenting, still.
Because secondaries, contrary to their name, don't usually involve any fermentation.
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