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Old 11-05-2007, 10:36 PM   #1
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yo what up fellas

ive been on this board for awhile, and ive done about 7 batches to date. i KNOW this question has been answered before but i just havent found the appropriate thread in my research. and ive seen a lot of 'i hate n00b questions' threads out lately O_o so i hesitate to ask, but here it goes anyway.

brewed a pumpkin ale on thursday, got some bubbling in the airlock sometime friday evening through saturday evening, but by sunday morning the bubbling had stopped. ive never had a batch with such a short airlock activity period. i didnt take a hydrometer reading, since im a bit lazy and never had a problem in the past. how do i know if its alright to move it to the secondary already? i can wait, if need be, but since this is a 'holiday' beer the earlier i can drink it / gift it the better.

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Old 11-05-2007, 10:38 PM   #2
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take a hydrometer reading and see if you're at your target gravity. no matter what, you should leave it a week in the primary.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:42 PM   #3
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Take Hydrometer readings at 24 hour intervals. If your Gravity isn't going down, Like DeathBrewer said, leave it in the Primary for at least a week no matter what.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:34 PM   #4
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get the hydrometer out. (You should've seen that response coming, and should know by now from all those 'noob posts' that airlock activity doesn't mean anything without a hydrometer reading to back it up)
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