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Old 11-24-2006, 08:42 PM   #1
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Hi
My fermentation stopped after only 36 hours, is this normal? Temps are 20C +/- 2C.
Should I just take a gravity reading today and another tomorrow to see if things have stopped? I just can't believe it could possibly be ready already.

Its a "Dark Oak Ale" with dry yeast pitched at correct temps.

 
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:13 PM   #2
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It can happen. I had one that took 18 hours. Taking successive gravities is the only sure check.
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Old 11-25-2006, 12:33 AM   #3
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My second brew started immediatly and was done ~ 24 hours. If you want to be safe (and you're planning on using a secondary) just stick with the 1-2-3 practice.

 
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Old 11-25-2006, 02:46 PM   #4
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1-2-3?????

 
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Old 11-25-2006, 02:51 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Conno
1-2-3?????
Translation
1 week in the primary fermentor. 2 weeks in the secondary fermentor. 3 weeks to carbonate in the bottle. You'll be safe giving it a good 7 days to ferment in the primary. Be patient.
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Old 11-25-2006, 10:28 PM   #6
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I agree with the others. I had visible fermentation for 1-3 days and all three batches turned out fine. I read about people with one week or more of bubbles in the airlock, but I've not experienced that at all. I subscribe to the 1-2-3 method as well.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:47 PM   #7
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Cool, thanks folks

 
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