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Old 12-05-2010, 01:32 AM   #11
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O.G. 1.042 s-o4 ale yeast.
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Most importantly, is the gravity holding steady? At 1.042, I'd say, it isn't done yet. If the gravity is reading the same over a 3 day period, the fermenting is done, but still let it sit for a couple weeks before bottling.
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Most importantly, is the gravity holding steady? At 1.042, I'd say, it isn't done yet. If the gravity is reading the same over a 3 day period, the fermenting is done, but still let it sit for a couple weeks before bottling.
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It just got going a couple days ago. Its definately not done yet.
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Definately wait till the gravity is steady at the bare minimum. The longer you let it sit, the better the beer will be. Let the yeast do its thing, which is more than just fermentation. 3-4 weeks is a good general rule of thumb. Some beers will be ready sooner and others, not so much, but 3-4 weeks is a good basic timeline.
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