I have no mentors in this hobby so I have found the information that I get on this board to be very valuable.
I am making a Maple Wheat Ale (pg 137 of Clone Brews). My starting gravity was right were it should have been. My airlock started bubbling within hours of pitching the yeast. After 8 days, my airlock quit bubbling & the inner bulb sank. On day 10, I took a gravity reading and found it to be where the directions stated the F.G. should be.
Success! It's done fermenting, Right?.
Rather than rack it to the secondary & risk oxidation, I decided to leave it in the primary to let it clarify. After I put the lid back on the fermenter, I gently sloshed the bucket in an attempt to release some CO2 & displace any oxygen that was present. Now it is day 20 and my airlock is still bubbling about once every 2 minutes.
If my F.G. was where it was specified on day 10, Why am I still getting airlock activity? This can't still be fermenting, Can it?
I plan on taking another reading prior to bottling. If my F.G. reading hasn't changed in 10-15 days, Is it safe to bottle or should I wait for the airlock activity to stop?