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Old 02-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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This was brewed on 2-2 so we are looking at a touch over two weeks in the primary. I was getting ready to put it to the secondary when I found this under the lid. The smell is fantastic and the color and clarity under the floaters is very nice. Does this just need more primary time to let this settle or can I rack it as is?

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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I checked the gravity and it is at 1.020, OG was 1.050 (if I calculated temp adjustment correctly). Perhaps the fermentation is stuck?

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Old 02-18-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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Its not done yet; so leave it be. I seldom use a secondary ever. My primary takes as long as it takes to clear, generally 3 and more like 4 weeks before being moved to the bottling bucket. The floaters are yeast trying to do their job so you will get a reading lower than 1.020. Let them finish and look in another week, you don't have a stuck fermentation. Cheers

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Thank you kindly. I'll let it set, might have to go buy another paint bucket so I can brew some more.

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Thank you kindly. I'll let it set, might have to go buy another paint bucket so I can brew some more.
I have 6..... but they only get used one at a time
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These are only two gallon buckets.
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