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Old 07-26-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default Lenght of primery fermentation

Brewed an Irish red ale last Sunday night. It was bubbling away mon, tues and wed. Is that long enough for primary fermentation. I know the yeast is still working away.
It has been in a swamp cooler at 66/68
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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Not likely. Mine needed a week. You'll want at least two weeks to make sure fermentation is done. And the only way to be sure will be to take a hydrometer reading. Don't go by the bubbles. It's even better to let it sit for a third week to help clear the beer. Patience truly is a virtue in this hobby, if you can manage it.

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even better to let it sit for a third week
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #4
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Do yourself a favor, and your beer, and just leave it for 3 weeks before touching it. Don't even bother with gravity readings till then. Your beers will be good, more than likely completely finished, and it's stress free.

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Old 07-26-2012, 07:44 PM   #5
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...It was bubbling away mon, tues and wed. Is that long enough for primary fermentation. I know the yeast is still working away.
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You answered your own question.

As others have said, let it wait. Three weeks is a nice standard.
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I really enjoy studying the beer in the carboy during all of the stages. You wont believe how much you will learn by shining a light into the beer, watching the floaties do their thing- at each stage- you can look at a beer and tell its done- when its done. By waiting 3 weeks- you give yourself a nice clean settled beer

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I will be leaving it in the Carboy for 5 weeks. Will be out of town.
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