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Old 02-02-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default Session Beer = Quick Fermentation?

Never brewed anything with this low of a potential alcohol content - just 3.5%.

Does the fermentation finish out much faster than something with a higher AVB.

It has only been about 3 days and it is really slowing down. I am using Nottingham.

My pitch temp was probably too high but that is another story - time to buy a chiller.

Thanks for the help.

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Old 02-02-2011, 05:17 PM   #2
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Generally, Yes they do ferment quickly. I know of a couple session beers people drink (if kegging) in 2 weeks from grain to glass.


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Old 02-02-2011, 05:23 PM   #3
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I'm a lush. Even the beers I hit at 1.067 I begin to drink within 14 days of flame out. Although they get tremendously better after 2 more weeks in the keg. . .
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:23 PM   #4
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I think the yeast is a factor as well... Just pitched S-04 into a 1.046 stout on Friday night... By time I remembered to check it on Monday night (72 hours) there was no action. Just the remnants of a krausen ring. S-04 goes like gangbusters.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:32 PM   #5
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Yet another plus for session beer.

But, three days? That seems really fast!

Guess everything might be just fine. I'll wait till it stops completely and take a gravity reading. If it is bad news I'll throw in a new pack yeast.

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Old 02-02-2011, 05:35 PM   #6
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I think the yeast is a factor as well... Just pitched S-04 into a 1.046 stout on Friday night... By time I remembered to check it on Monday night (72 hours) there was no action. Just the remnants of a krausen ring. S-04 goes like gangbusters.

Wow! 72 hours. So you could be bottling/kegging within 7 days of pitch?
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:35 PM   #7
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I brewed a CDA and pitched wy 1272 and after 3 days it's all but done, tomorrow = hydro reading..
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In my experience, Notty can go pretty fast and furious.

The only way to tell if it's done is with your hydrometer.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:53 PM   #9
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Wow! 72 hours. So you could be bottling/kegging within 7 days of pitch?
Probably... But I am going to flavor this one in 2ndary, so I'll keep it in primary at least 7 days.


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