Originally Posted by Conman13
Airlock activity ceasing does NOT mean the yeast is done. There's a ton of stuff going on in weeks 2 3 and 4. After going from 2 to 3 weeks of primary conditioning before bottling/kegging I was shocked at the difference in clarity in the beer and reduction of off flavors.
I understand that the only way to check if it's truly done is to check the gravity and I agree that time=clarity and good beer.
I guess what I'm asking now is whether or not I can check the gravity and, if it's done, rack into my keg, put it in the keezer (~36 degrees) add hops and give it another week or two before adding CO2.
Or should I just check gravity, add hops, leave it alone for another week before kegging?