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Old 09-11-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
Dec 2011
Dawson Springs, Kentucky
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Hey guys, I'm relitively new to brewing, but I do have several Belgian Tripels under my belt. Saturday I brewed up a batch of Brewer's Best Red Ale and it's been chugging away at about 3-4 second belches from the airlock. I've got the temperature holding at 64-68 degrees. I've tried to keep it on the cool side due to the aggresive nature of the Nottingham yeast. Well, today I go to check it and it is belching at about 10-11 seconds and it's only the third day. Should I be worried at this point? I know that the airlock is not the way to determine ferment activity, but the Belgian's that I've done were aggressive up to abot 7-10 days before slowing. I also know that the Red Ale has substantially less suger than the Tripel, but that just seems a little suddon to me. I do plan on using a secondary with this....Thoughts?

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Old 09-11-2012, 02:27 PM   #2
Apr 2011
Brewertown, IL
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Notty works fast. But it's messy so go ahead an give it plenty of time. It may not look active bit there's still work being done.

I used Notty a few times am its always quick. No worries.

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Old 09-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #3
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Sep 2012
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I made the same beer first time. Now I'm on my second batch, an American light. Red ale for some reason reacts quickly. I even had to refill the airlock a little after two days. Beer came out perfectly. So delicious. Was really happy with the way I t turned out. Just leave it on the yeast cake if you have a glass carboy should be good in a week and 5 to 6 days.
Brew on folks!

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Old 09-16-2012, 03:33 AM   #4
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Mar 2011
Phoenix, Arizona
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Shouldn't be a problem. GL with the Red Ale. Was one of my favorites of the BB kits.
Fermenting - Nothing.
Lagering - Nothing.
Secondary - Nothing.
Bottle-aging -Nothing.
In the Fridge - Brian's Best Bitter

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