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Old 10-26-2009, 06:57 AM   #1
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Default 3-4 day ferm???

This one threw me for a loop-my current Xmas brew (recipe available here) has apparently slowed down beyond what I expected it to at only 3 days...

Carboy'd last Thursday, OG only .03 above expected, ambient & wort temps sitting at about 74F each respectfully. I admit that the flurry of activity during the first 2 days was something to behold (even with absolutely no krausen and the batch seeming to try and carbonate itself at times!), but a little over 3 days now and there's almost nil for activity?




Edit-I also haven't taken a FG reading yet...


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Old 10-26-2009, 07:20 AM   #2
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Thats pretty usual for me. What yeast you use?


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That temp is on the warm side as well which speeds fermentation
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:27 AM   #4
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White Labs WLP351 Bavarian Weizen. Haven't used it in anything else yet, but damn this seems a bit quick.

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No worries, completely normal. Let it sit for another two or three weeks in primary or another week in primary and two in secondary. Everything will be fine.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:32 AM   #6
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You could check the FG and see how close it is to the estimate. The vigorous ferment is over but the yeast are still in there chowing, I usually wait at least two weeks before taking the first reading
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At 74, the yeast were extremely active. I must say, though, a fermentation temperature of 74 is likely to result in some unpleasant off-flavors including excessive esters and fusels.
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This one threw me for a loop-my current Xmas brew (recipe available here) has apparently slowed down beyond what I expected it to at only 3 days...

Carboy'd last Thursday, OG only .03 above expected,
Sorry, not sure I understand, are you saying OG was something like 1.08?
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OG was 1.063, recipe called for 1.060=.03 more than expected.
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OG was 1.063, recipe called for 1.060=.03 more than expected.
Check that math again.


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