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Old 12-20-2005, 11:05 PM   #1
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I have a belgian blonde in the primary that is still going (og=1.086) and it has been in there for almost 18 days and the yeast cake looks like it is half the carboy. How long is too long? (I can't take a hydo reading cause I broke it .....AGAIN) .


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I have a belgian blonde in the primary that is still going (og=1.086) and it has been in there for almost 18 days and the yeast cake looks like it is half the carboy. How long is too long?
I just racked one to secondary that I brewed on 11/25, so that's 25 days? If you've still got bubble activity then let it go...I really don't think you need to worry for another ten days at least.
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