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Old 03-10-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default Not sure if my IPA is done fermenting...

Noob alert!! So I've been fermenting an IPA for awhile now. It's been fermenting slowly because the house is a tad bit cold for the yeast. Anyway, when I shine a flashlight through, I see the occasional bubble shoot up towards the top of the carboy.

The OG was 1.064 and the current SG is 1.014. Rigorous fermentation is done, but since I can see fermentation happening (bubbles in the carboy), would it be dangerous to bottle? I feel like I would get some bottle bombs.

Please help! Thanks.

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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Airlock activity is not a direct indication of fermentation. Take another hydrometer reading in 3 days, if it is still 1.014 it can be bottled.

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I know airlock activity is not a sign of fermentation. But I can actually see little tiny bubbles coming up from the yeast cake through the beer.

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Which could be CO2 bubbles trapped in the yeast cake. Wait a couple of days and take another gravity reading.

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Okay, awesome. My hydrometer sample was off the charts!! Can't wait!!

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Hey I just noticed you're in Sac too. Where do you live? It would be cool to have a few brew buddies around.

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I live in midtown, on X street. What about you?

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