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Old 11-08-2010, 08:24 PM   #1
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I am making a graff. started it fri afternoon...it bubbled like mad...so vigorous it was almost a constant bubble. its now 2 days later and its slowed to a bubble every 15-20 seconds. is this normal?

ingredient list:
4 gal juice
5 tsp yeast nutrient (recommended amount for 5 gallons)
1 lbs light dme
1 lbs amber dme
1 lbs honey malt
.5 lbs crystal 120
1 gal water
3 apple concentrate cans
safale s-04

OG 1.075

is everything ok? should i fix anything?



 
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:36 PM   #2
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Take a gravity reading, post results.



 
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:39 PM   #3
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i was trying to avoid having to pop it open to take a new reading...but will try to do it tomorrow

 
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:44 PM   #4
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It should be fine, from what you've said there will be plenty of CO2 hanging around to prevent oxidation. Just do it quick, then give it a shake when the lid is back on to release some more CO2.

 
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:34 AM   #5
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the gravity is between 1.02 and 1.03 from 1.075. hard to tell exactly what it is since it still has a krausen and i dont have any way to pull any out to test outside of the bucket. so basically it fermented almost entirely in 2 days.

 
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:10 AM   #6
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Although it has happened before, I think that because you couldn't draw off a sample the CO2 might have been suspending it in the liquid. If you have a pitcher or something similar you should use that, but let it sit out for a bit to go flat!

 
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:40 PM   #7
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update: something about cracking it open and messing with it started things up again...no where near as vigorous but its bubbling at what i consider a normal pace. gonna let it do its thing and will update in about a week or so when i guess fermentation should be done.

 
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:18 PM   #8
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update: its bottled and tastes amazing! I guess I should just RDWHAHB next time...



 
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