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Old 06-15-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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Well guys my first batch ha been sitting in the fermenter for about three days now. Brew day went pretty well. There are a few things I need to streamline but other than that good. My OG was supposed to be 1052 and I hit 1051. My airlock stopped bubbling after about a day but I'm going to leave it be and take a gravity reading to see where I stand.

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Old 06-15-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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Yea dont trust the air lock. Leave it for at least 7 days before your rack or check gravity.

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Old 06-15-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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Yea dont trust the air lock. Leave it for at least 7 days before your rack or check gravity.
Yeah that my plan. I'm just going to let it do its thing as per instructions, which is 2 week in primary and two in secondary. Which for me is a month in primary since I only have a primary vessel at the moment. May ramp temp up a bit the last week to clean up flavors.
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Congrats on the first batch.

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Congrats on the first batch.
Thanks!
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Congrats and well done.

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Congrats and well done.
Thanks man. I can see where this will become addictive.
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Congrats, best of luck. Few people do secondary any more.

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Congrats, best of luck. Few people do secondary any more.
+1 on this ^. No need for secondary. I don't use it anymore. Maybe if I'm going to dry hop.
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When your airlock sloes or stops all the mad bubbling,only initial fermentation is over. It'll now slowly,uneventfully ctreep down to a stable FG.
Let the beer have another 3-7 days to clean up & settle out clear or slightly misty. I wait 2-3 weeks before taking an FG reading.

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