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Old 02-11-2011, 06:28 AM   #1
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Brewed some Oktoberfest the other day.
sitting in primary with no airlock activity (which is fine), there is also little foam going on.

How long should I wait before taking readings or re pitching.
the starting og was 63


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Old 02-11-2011, 07:39 AM   #2
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Brewed some Oktoberfest the other day.
sitting in primary with no airlock activity (which is fine), there is also little foam going on.

How long should I wait before taking readings or re pitching.
the starting og was 63
I'd say wait two weeks and do a reading.


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Old 02-11-2011, 07:41 AM   #3
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What temp are you fermenting at? Lagers are slower and have less aggressive fermentations. What yeast did you use? How long has it been in the primary? I would let it go for 3-4 weeks before checking gravity again, providing that by day 3 you're getting krausen to form on the top of your beer.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:58 AM   #4
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Yeah, give it a few days for airlock activity or other telltale signs of fermentation. Even with some ales I have waited three days before getting some movement. Finally, keeping a beer in primary for at least three weeks ensures it has had enough time to attenuate and flocculate completely.
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