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Old 04-04-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Well it's week two now. Was doing a healthy 1 buble a second last week, Monday I was doing about 1 every 5 seconds, today it's doing 1 every 10 seconds. Think I should bottle this weekend?
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:53 PM   #2
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Well it's week two now. Was doing a healthy 1 buble a second last week, Monday I was doing about 1 every 5 seconds, today it's doing 1 every 10 seconds. Think I should bottle this weekend?
you need to take a gravity reading with your hydrometer. you cannot judge whether a beer is ready for bottling by airlock activity.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:57 PM   #3
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Personally, I'd give it one more week for the yeast to clean up a bit and settle.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:58 PM   #4
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Personally, I'd give it one more week for the yeast to clean up a bit and settle.
+1 on this^^^^
Maybe even longer if its a big IPA
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:24 PM   #5
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+1 on this^^^^
Maybe even longer if its a big IPA
For sure ^^^^

I have an IPA that has been in the primary 4 weeks now, and I plan on keeping it there for at least another week.
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it's the kit from morebeer "columbus" ipa. I'll let it sit a few more weeks
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I like to get my IPA's packaged pretty quick, just make sure it's done by gravity not airlock activity as others said. No dry hop on this?
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What about the dry hops? You gonna do them in the bottle?
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didn't come with any dry hops on this one
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