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Old 10-08-2012, 12:33 AM   #1
Zelbinian
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Normally I only ask this question of my doctor, but I'm a little concerned about my pumpkin ale. There are some rather funky looking bubbles (and a gravity that seems to be stubbornly stuck at 1.013 - OG was 1.057) going on. Here's a picture, let me know what you think.


 
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:47 AM   #2
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1.013 might be terminal depending on your recipe. It's hard to say by the pic but it just looks like the stuff your seeing is normal. Maybe give it another few days. How long has it been in the fermenter? I am one of the rebels, i tend to leave mine on the primary for 3 weeks.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:58 AM   #3
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STUCK at 1.013? How low did you want it to go?
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:07 AM   #4
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Those bubbles look normal. So krausen looks different.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:20 AM   #5
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1.013 sounds like the perfect FG for a pumpkin ale.

 
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:52 AM   #6
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These recipes really ought to give what they expect the FG so I don't keep waiting for it to go any lower. :P It's been in the primary for about 2.5 weeks and was fermenting rather strongly for a full week. I hadn't seen those little filmy air bubbles on my wheat ale, so I just wanted to make sure I was doing things right.

 
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:05 AM   #7
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so I just wanted to make sure I was doing things right.
Looks / sounds right on to me! I'd say it's about bottling time if it's been at the 1.013 for a few days.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:47 PM   #8
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Nope, time to move to a secondary for about a week and a half, then bottling.

 
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