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Old 11-24-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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Sorry I'm pretty new to this, but please bear with me. Is it possible that my beer could ferment completely in 4 days. On the 20th I made my 5 gallon batch, then on the 22nd the airlock started bubbling, on the 23 it stopped and has not produced any bubbles since then. I did some readings and its reading 1.002 and had a starting grav. of 1.047 How did this happen so fast and what should I do next??? Should I let it sit longer or should I go ahead and keg it? I'm just shocked at a 3-4 day fermentation and something seems too good to be true.

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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It is possible to be done in 12 hours. 3-4 days is actually pretty common. I would still leave it alone for a while so the yeasties can clean up.

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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Mine are typically finished in that timeframe too. I have done a few of my own experiments (suggest doing the same) and it seems that the mouthfeel and clarity is better if you wait a few more weeks before kegging. I also feel that it continues to clear up in the keg during this period regardless of if you wait the extra week or two. My next move? Will be to move after quick fermentation (3-4 days of stable gravity readings) to a secondary/Let it sit until my desired clarity is achieved, then keg the batch. I think folks get stuck on routine/tradition and have not experimented for themselves.

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
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what is your fermentable list? 1.002 seems real low to me.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:31 PM   #5
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I had a starting gravity of 1.047 and now I am reading 1.002 everything was fermented and measeured in a temp controlled 68 deg. room.

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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Did you degas your sample? Freshly fermented beer contains a ton of co2 which lightens the density of the sample and gives a false low reading. 1.002 is awfully low though, even for a light gravity beer

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:34 PM   #7
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ok, but what style, which yeast did you use?
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:38 PM   #9
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Degas? The beer is a cream ale, I brought the wort down to 70 deg in about 30min then transfered to my 6gal carboy. After I put it in the carboy I pitched my yeast rocked the carboy slightly for about 2 min, then installed bung and airlock and left it alone. What and how do you "degas"

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:41 PM   #10
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I used a vacuum sealed ale yeast that my local store recommended. I don't remember exactly other than it was a ale yeast.

 
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