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Old 02-07-2011, 10:18 PM   #11
Sep 2010
Shepherdstown, WV
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Originally Posted by Nurmey View Post
You may be a kegging guy but do you really like drinking green, unfinished beer? Beer is so much better if drank 6+ weeks from brewing. If you like drinking crap beer, keg it and drink it as soon as you like.
I understand that waiting is better and wasn't planning on keggin until about week 4, so that way it could have another week or two after than to carbonate properly, I was just wondering how long fermentation generally last?

I assume it's different for lagers? But even so, the kit I purchased came with a lagering yeast.

I plan on starting my second batch before I keg my first so that by the time I'm sad because I'm out of my first batch, I'll be about ready to crack open my second and keg my third.

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Old 02-07-2011, 10:21 PM   #12
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May 2008
Colorado Springs, CO
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Short answer is

it last till done....not trying to be an ass, but really that is the best answer.
and don't listen to the airlock, take a gravity reading. Same reading 3 days in a row, your finished.

"The ART of brewing Beer, is the ACT of brewing Beer"

Ferm 1: Irish Red Ale
Ferm 2:

On Deck: American Wheat

Keg 1: Un-Common
Keg 2: Switchback Stout

Total Gallons brewed (2015) - 10

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