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Old 04-09-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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Hi, obviously I'm new and I apologize if this has been covered but I am just wondering if I should be concerned that I had bubbling in the airlock after about 24 hours, it slowed down substantially within 48, and now by the third day there's no bubbling action at all. Should I be concerned about this? Should I draw a sample and test the gravity?

Any guidance would be appreciated.

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Old 04-09-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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Sounds fine to me, I would give it until at LEAST 7 days before you start taking gravity readings.

 
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:55 PM   #3
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Sounds fine to me, I would give it until at LEAST 7 days before you start taking gravity readings.
ok, I only have a primary fermenter and I've read on this forum that some people leave their beer in the primary for 30 days. Should I let it rest for that long or should I draw a sample after 7 days and transfer it to the bottling bucket for bottling if the gravity is OK after 7 days?

 
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:55 PM   #4
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What was the yeast and temps used? With a good pitch of yeast fermented in the upper 60's I can believe it.

I would still leave it be for several weeks.

 
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:58 PM   #5
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What was the yeast and temps used? With a good pitch of yeast fermented in the upper 60's I can believe it.

I would still leave it be for several weeks.
The yeast was safale us-5 and the beer temp as about 68

 
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:51 AM   #6
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Just because the airlock is not bubbling there may still be fermentation going on. If your doing a primary only. I recommend keeping it there for 3 weeks. Start taking hydrometer readings about 2 weeks 3 days in. Make sure the reading does not drop 3 days later and then Bottle it.

 
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:06 AM   #7
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safale us5 is a fast yeast and with your temp, that sounds about right.

 
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:11 AM   #8
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Give it a few weeks,2-4 is for average gravity.But i would recommend at least 3.Its fine most of mine ferment within 2-4 days with dryyeast even at 60 degrees just used munich pitched at 65 and put it in the basement at 60 degrees.Krausen fell within 3 days.

 
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:24 AM   #9
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1 on the giving of time. While you can check in 7 days and if the gravity is right bottle it, I dont recomend it. I used to do that and since i started w8tin 3wks+ my beer is 100% more tasty. trust me wait.

 
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:28 AM   #10
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Wait for a couple weeks. The more you mess with it, the more chance of contamination. Sounds like it's working though, hold a steady temperature & be patient.

 
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