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Old 11-17-2006, 12:30 AM   #1
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My fermentation is slowing down.

I put put it in my carboy on Saturday around 3pm, and it started to ferment on late Saturday/early Monday. It's thursday now and it's starting to slow down quite a bit. Airlock is bubbling once every 30 seconds or so.

Is this normal?

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Old 11-17-2006, 12:42 AM   #2
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Yes. I'd leave it at that but I need to post more characters.

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Old 11-17-2006, 12:44 AM   #3
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It only takes a few days for the average ale to complete 75-90% of its fermentation. After that it's mostly clearing and aging.

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Old 11-17-2006, 12:46 AM   #4
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I would say it is normal. I've had some go for 3 days and finish. But my latest batch went for 6 days before the bubbles were over a minute apart. I would give it a couple more days.

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Old 11-17-2006, 11:14 AM   #5
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Definately want to wait for it to get over a minute in between bubbles. Then take a gravity reading and that will let you know for sure. Rock on!

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