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Old 02-25-2007, 04:23 PM   #1
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This past friday I did my first boil kit with a partial boil kit from midwest supplies (Irish Red Ale). Everything seemed to go well, hit my sg of 1.042, rehydrated yeast and pitched at about 66 degrees. Had a nice fast fermentation 12 hours later that lasted for about 20 hours. This morning the airlock is maybe going 1-2 bubbles per minute, down from about 30 or per minute. I was going to let it sit one week and rack to secondary, should I be concerned at all now or does this sound pretty normal. Want to hold off on doing another hydrometer reading to prevent any chance for contamination.

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Old 02-25-2007, 04:33 PM   #2
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Taking another reading with not contaminate your wort unless you do something wrong. I'd say it's to early to move to secondary, leave it 5-7 days. Fermentation can be almost complete with in 24 hours if the conditions are right.

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It's a nominal ferment. On the fast end, but not a problem.

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