I've had a black IPA in primary for a week now. OG of 1.070, currect gravity of 1.016. Gravity hasn't changed in past 24 hours but the krausen has yet to fall. Should i transfer to secondary* or wait it out?
* I'm aware of the no secondary revolution sweeping the hobby; don't care.
One week would be about a week too soon to transfer to a secondary if you insist on using one in my opinion. As evident by the krausen not having fallen out yet but would still wait atleast two weeks even if it had. Some beers just take longer in this regard.
Think of fermentation as a bell curve. It increases as cells reproduce hits high Krausen and falls as it tapers off. How long it takes depends on the strain, O2, OG and yeast's tolerance to alcohol, pitching rate, ferm temp