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Old 08-15-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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My beers still fermenting after 14 days is there any thing wrong?

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Old 08-15-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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Big beers, such as belgian dubbels, porters, stouts & others can take a month or more. Take a hydrometer reading, leave it for a couple days and take another to find out if its stopped.

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Old 08-15-2012, 11:45 AM   #3
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My beers still fermenting after 14 days is there any thing wrong?
Thanks! For your help!
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #4
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If by "beer is still fermenting" you mean "airlock is still bubbling", this could be due to temperature changes, not fermentation.

But there's nothing wrong with letting a beer sit for 2-3 weeks before doing anything with it. This is my strategy, anyway.

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What kind of yeast? What was your OG?

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Old 08-15-2012, 02:47 PM   #6
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Yes the airlock was still bubbling, didn't know temperature changes would make the airlock bubble.thanks

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Yes the airlock was still bubbling, didn't know temperature changes would make the airlock bubble.thanks
Sometimes fermentation occurs without a bubbling airlock. Sometimes a bubbling airlock occurs without fermentation. The conclusion you should draw from this is that gravity samples are the only way to know how much fermentation is occurring.
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