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Old 04-09-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I am brewing my first batch using a true brew red ale kit. I followed the instructions to a t. I pitched the yeast (non re-hydrated) at 78 degrees. I had a lot of activity within 6 hours and lasting for about 36 hours. This morn the activity had stopped and I had very little foam on the mixture. I can see a yeast ring on the side of the bucket as well. I have yet to take a gravity reading (but will do so when I get home tonight).

Is the active fermentation typically done in 36 hours?

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All is good. It went to plan. The yeast is still busy, just less so.

Edit: Don't take a reading for a couple of weeks. You would be making an uneccessary opportunity to infect it.

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It can be done that quickly, but you should still leave it alone for at least 10 days. Don't worry it will be fine

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Thanks guys. I was going to transfer it to my secondary in 10 days so I can start the next batch. Are there any foreseeable issues with transferring it at that time frame?

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Thanks guys. I was going to transfer it to my secondary in 10 days so I can start the next batch. Are there any foreseeable issues with transferring it at that time frame?
If you are doing a secondary, then 10 days is good. You can also take that opportunity to take that hydro reading.
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Transfer after 10 days only if you've reached your final gravity.

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Thanks Budz! I will take the hydro reading before the transfer. My Primary has a spigot for bottling so I will check it from there to prevent infection of the batch.

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That's the same kit I just bottled My fermentation was also very quick (I pitched about 78 too), it peaked probably about 36 hours and was done visibly doing anything by 48 hours. My FG was a little high, 1.020 instead of their target 1.014, but my sample of the flat and unaged beer was pretty positive. I waited 15 days total before going to bottle, probably could have been a little longer, but I'm impatient for the first one We'll have to compare notes on how they come out!

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Gremlyn,

The ale smells like it is on track from the wiffs out of the airlock (and smell of my kitchen, the wife loves that). I am also pretty impatient to get this brew in a bottle! I am going to go pick up some local microbrew Double IPA to ease my impatience

I am kinda pissed that I forgot to take a OG reading (due to a broken hydrometer for my brew store). So I wont know what I am working with in my gravity readings. We will definitely have to compare notes on the final results. When are you going to crack open the first brew?

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