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Old 12-18-2012, 05:50 PM   #11
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Krausen could have fallen through and disrupted the surface tension holding the CO2 down. Likely just off-gassing.


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Old 12-18-2012, 05:50 PM   #12
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People have run into it before. Off-gasing due to minor temperature or pressure changes or looking cross eyed at the beer is not uncommon.


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Old 12-18-2012, 05:52 PM   #13
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Give it another gravity reading after a while and you will know what's up. Hopefully it is stable. If it has dropped like a stone, you may have more to worry about.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:58 PM   #14
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3 days later and gravity is at 1.004. It doesn't taste like vinegar so I'm going to risk it and bottle. It's still bubbling every 34 seconds or so but I guess I will risk it. Any recommendations on if I should go with the standard 5oz or should I do less?
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #15
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So, you're saying it has dropped a couple of points over the last few days? I'd give it another reading in a couple of days. If it stabilizes, you're probably fine, but if's it's still giong down, I'd be a bit concerned that there is more than just your normal yeast activity going on there.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #16
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I'm hoping its done too but I don't want to risk any bombs. I am surprised no one has run into this before.

I ran into this on my last two batches. OG's of 1.060 and 1.070. They stopped bubbling after 5 days and I measured them both at 1.010 on day 7. I swirled the buckets and they both bubbled slowly for the next 4 days. Moved them to secondary on day 15. Am in no hurry to bottle them...two more weeks and then I'll bottle.
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Ok will wait 2 more days. I have never had a beer go below 1.008 before but although it tastes pretty dry, it doesn't taste bad at all. It feels like its going to need a few extra weeks in the bottle. Maybe I over pitched when I did my starter? I did let it go for 2 days in the stir plate.
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Ok will wait 2 more days. I have never had a beer go below 1.008 before but although it tastes pretty dry, it doesn't taste bad at all. It feels like its going to need a few extra weeks in the bottle. Maybe I over pitched when I did my starter? I did let it go for 2 days in the stir plate.
I brewed a cream ale recipe from Listermann's last month. OG at 1.045, finished at 1.000, very dry in the hydrometer flask. In the bottle at two weeks - not dry like the hydrometer, turned out excellent.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:36 PM   #19
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After 3 weeks it never stopped fully bubbling. It was more spread out. About every minute. I managed to get a consistent gravity of 1.004 after 2 days of waiting so I bottled with DME and will leave it alone for at least 3 weeks. Thanks every one for your input. I have never experienced a start-stop-start of fermentation.


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