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Old 09-08-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default 11 days lager at 1.032

Starting Gravity was 1.056 and it's a 5.5 gallon batch and I made a 4 quart starter. It's still bubbling away after 11 days, but at this rate primary fermentation is going to take two months.

Should I maybe shake up the carboy?


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Old 09-08-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
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Be patient....give it at least another week.


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Old 09-08-2009, 07:22 PM   #3
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Okay, no problem. Maybe it'll just take it's sweet time.
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Okay, no problem. Maybe it'll just take it's sweet time.
Well, that's what yeast does. It takes however long it takes. Aside from having to wait, there aren't any downsides to a slower fermentation.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:04 PM   #5
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Well, that's what yeast does. It takes however long it takes. Aside from having to wait, there aren't any downsides to a slower fermentation.
I cannot fit a corny keg in a keg-o-rator in which I have a lager fermenting in a carboy!!!

Anyways, I am at the lower end of the temp range. I pitched cold too. The 11 days was the longest I went without taking an SG too.

I just have to accept the fact I will not have room to tap my keg in time to see the Bills get slaughtered on MNF Monday against the Patriots.
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I checked today, and it's at 1.028. It was actually 1.030 yesterday. I guess this is just going to take a little while.
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You will learn patience.
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You will learn patience.
or learn to drink unfinished beer... one or the other
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Perhaps the yeast aren't football fans.
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Well the yeast should be. Primary is going to take a friggin month. At the current rate I'm doing like .001 / day. Right now it's 1.026. TG is 1.013. That's still two more weeks assuming it doesn't slow even more.


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