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Old 06-15-2010, 01:15 AM   #1
Jun 2009
San Diego, CA
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I brewed a 1.5-gallon batch of a strong brown ale two days ago and I was wondering how long I should expect it to take to ferment. I am use to brewing 5-gallon batches, so I am not sure if the timing is any different for smaller scale batches. I used about 70-80% of a vile of white labs English ale yeast. The airlock is bubbling a lot more than I thought it would, because I am fermenting in a 3-gallon jug, so there is a lot of headroom. Finally, the OG reading was about 1.080.

With that information, how long should I expect fermentation to last?

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Old 06-15-2010, 01:32 AM   #2
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It will take about the same amount of time. The yeast propagate to a certain density, regardless of container size.
"Anything worth doing, is worth doing slowly." ~~ Mae West

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