hello all. took me awhile to put together my equipment because the last time I tried this with a coworker, high temp swings caused my stout to turn out not so tasty (summer, no temp ctrl). Made myself a Son of Fermentation Chiller and a CFC.
Anyway, I brewed an Irish Red Ale extract kit a little over 3 weeks ago and stuck it in chiller. Fermentation temp was around 62-64F and it's still bubbling about once every 3min now.
Irish Ale Yeast: WLP004
11/28/12 OG: 1.056
12/21/12 SG: 1.019
Approx: 4.5gal instead of 5gal
From what I've read, it seems like it's pretty much ready to be bottled. Should I wait a few more days and keep measuring the SG to make sure it doesn't change before I bottle? I'm not too sure because it's still bubbling.
Here's a snapshot of what it looks like. Even though it wasn't carbonated, it smelled and tasted pretty good compared to the stout.
I have a second kit, same type 1yr old, that I'm planning to pitch over the yeast cake of this one afterward. Grains and extract are old but I purchased new hops.