New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > First batch




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-24-2012, 01:05 AM   #1
KFH1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3
Default First batch

I am brewing my first batch of brew, I was curious to how long I should let it ferment for. It is an imperial blond ale. I started fermentation on Sunday, it's Thursday now and on day four. It stopped bubbling, but I'm nervous to open the lid, any advise?



__________________
KFH1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2012, 01:12 AM   #2
beerman0001
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: virginia beach, virginia
Posts: 984
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Leave it alone for three weeks. All is going good.



__________________
Fermenting.
On tap: World wide lager, Dopelbock, Apfelwein, American Wheat, DFH 90, Dortmunder export, Skeeterpee, Chinook/Citra ipa.
Waiting on a tap. Maibock, Two Hearted, Pliny the elder, Chimay White, Roggenbrier, DFH60
Fermenting:Apfelwein
On Deck:
Hiding in dark corner: Lambic, Flanders red, Oud Bruin, DFH 120(in bottles)
beerman0001 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2012, 04:32 AM   #3
weetodd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Seattle. WA
Posts: 197
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Give it at least 10 days

__________________
weetodd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2012, 04:50 AM   #4
sirmichael
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 109
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

I have a batch of Hef that's been in primary for three weeks and I haven't opened the lid. Sunday it's going into secondary on a huckleberry purée.

Relax and let it sit. Patience is a virtue.

__________________
sirmichael is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2012, 05:12 AM   #5
BrewinHooligan
High Class Desert Trash
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
 
BrewinHooligan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 2,720
Liked 975 Times on 602 Posts
Likes Given: 962

Default

If you have a hydrometer, it is done fermenting when you get 3 readings on separate days that are the same. If you don't have a hydrometer, 3 weeks is a good safe bet to make sure that fermentation is complete and the yeast have had a chance to clean up any nasties they might have made during fermentation. A bubbling airlock is not an accurate gauge of the level of your fermentation, just an indicator of the gas escaping through the airlock.

__________________
Life is hard, it's even harder if you're stupid
BrewinHooligan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2012, 05:22 AM   #6
Screech
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Albemarle, NC
Posts: 88
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I'm doing my first brew also. I would let it sit for about 3 weeks. It should be fine. My airlock was bubbling for about the first 2 days and now is silent, but it is still fermenting.

Kevin

__________________
Screech is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2012, 05:30 AM   #7
BrewinHooligan
High Class Desert Trash
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
 
BrewinHooligan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 2,720
Liked 975 Times on 602 Posts
Likes Given: 962

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sirmichael View Post
I have a batch of Hef that's been in primary for three weeks and I haven't opened the lid. Sunday it's going into secondary on a huckleberry purée.

Relax and let it sit. Patience is a virtue.
I used to live in Montana and pick huckleberries out in the mountains... That sounds like one helluva brew and a damn fine use for them! Now I gotta get my hands on some out here in the desert so I can try that.
__________________
Life is hard, it's even harder if you're stupid
BrewinHooligan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-25-2012, 01:19 AM   #8
sirmichael
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 109
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OClairBrew

I used to live in Montana and pick huckleberries out in the mountains... That sounds like one helluva brew and a damn fine use for them! Now I gotta get my hands on some out here in the desert so I can try that.
I'm in Seattle and every year around Labor Day I head up to Stampede Pass in the Cascades and spend a day picking huckleberries. I always pick more than I know what to do with so I figured what better to do with them than make beer.
__________________
sirmichael is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-25-2012, 02:50 AM   #9
KFH1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3
Default

Thanks for all your help, it's the first batch so I need all the help I can get. I'll post on how it turns out!



__________________
KFH1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes