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Old 02-11-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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How long will my wort typically ferment? And after two days of same gravity readings can I move to secondary



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Typically it will take about a week to complete primary fermentation. Most brewers don't rack to a secondary fermentation vessel. Primary fermentation and ageing in the same vessel for two to three weeks seems to be the norm form most ales. Also for most ales identical consecutive gravity readings at least 24 hours apart indicates fermentation completion.

To see a graph of a typical fermentation see here:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/2012/12/yeast-cell-growth-observations.html

For a detailed explanation on how many days should be waited between measurements see here:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/2012/11/when-has-my-beer-finished-fermenting.html

To predict your fermentation completion day see here:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/2012/11/how-to-calculate-fermentation-time.html

To see the effects of leaving the beer on the yeast see here: (ie not racking to a secondary vessel)
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/2013/01/abv-effects-on-yeast.html



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Typically it will take about a week to complete primary fermentation. Most brewers don't rack to a secondary fermentation vessel. Primary fermentation and ageing in the same vessel for two to three weeks seems to be the norm form most ales. Also for most ales identical consecutive gravity readings at least 24 hours apart indicates fermentation completion.

To see a graph of a typical fermentation see here:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/2012/12/yeast-cell-growth-observations.html

For a detailed explanation on how many days should be waited between measurements see here:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/2012/11/when-has-my-beer-finished-fermenting.html

To predict your fermentation completion day see here:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/2012/11/how-to-calculate-fermentation-time.html

To see the effects of leaving the beer on the yeast see here: (ie not racking to a secondary vessel)
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/2013/01/abv-effects-on-yeast.html
Thank u WB,
So in theory after fermentation complete I can go to bottles
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So in theory after fermentation complete I can go to bottles
Yes, although there are advantages to leaving it on the cake for a period of time such a reabsorbtion of fermentation byproducts.
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