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Old 01-24-2006, 02:30 AM   #1
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Folks,

I just brewed up a batch of Scotch Ale on Saturday. The first day the fermenting was taking place normally and bubling like crazy. I looked today (monday) to see how the batch was coming along and no bubbling. Its not possibilty that it would be done yet? What could be happening? The thermometer on the bucket said that the wort was about 72 degrees. Will I have to toss in more yeast? Also when I took a gravity reading prior to pitching the yeast it was low to start with. What is the problem?

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Old 01-24-2006, 02:53 AM   #2
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Probably no problem at all. It might be that your fermentation is nearly done...if you peek inside you should see krauzen, or a ring around the fermenter just above the wort showing where the krauzen has been. Give it another 4 or 5 days, then check the SG and rack to secondary (if you're using one), or give it another 11 or 12 days then bottle.
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:38 AM   #3
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Not necessarily done, but close.

Leave it in the primary for another day or two then rack to a secondary (carboy). Secondary for a week or two, then bottle.

Are you really a cop? What's the deal with being into "Reef and Beer"? Do you mean reefer?

I wouldn't think someone in your position would put that info in their profile unless there was another agenda going on here. Just curiouser and curiouser...

What part of IL are you from?
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Old 01-24-2006, 04:20 AM   #4
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yep, i agree w/ El Pistolero and HB 99. just let it ride a few more days to make sure the yeast has attenuated and done it's duty. rack it over and let it condition and clarify for another 10-14 days.
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:12 AM   #5
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"Reef and Beer"? Do you mean reefer?
since he says he's a cop I would guess he's a diver . . . the kind ya swim over not smoke
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:27 AM   #6
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Ah, like Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefers?

I didn't know we had any reefs in Illinois? Boy the things you learn on this forum?!?
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Old 01-24-2006, 06:54 AM   #7
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Not necessarily done, but close.

Leave it in the primary for another day or two then rack to a secondary (carboy). Secondary for a week or two, then bottle.

Are you really a cop? What's the deal with being into "Reef and Beer"? Do you mean reefer?

I wouldn't think someone in your position would put that info in their profile unless there was another agenda going on here. Just curiouser and curiouser...

What part of IL are you from?


Thanks guys for the great tips!

Homebrewer 99-I guess your curiousity has gotten the best of you and if you must know I am a cop. When I mention reefs I mean coral reefs and saltwater. I have saltwater coral reef tanks in my home as a hobby. I am from the northest burbs of IL.

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Old 01-24-2006, 06:55 AM   #8
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since he says he's a cop I would guess he's a diver . . . the kind ya swim over not smoke




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Old 01-24-2006, 02:30 PM   #9
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Thanks guys for the great tips!

Homebrewer 99-I guess your curiousity has gotten the best of you and if you must know I am a cop. When I mention reefs I mean coral reefs and saltwater. I have saltwater coral reef tanks in my home as a hobby. I am from the northest burbs of IL.

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Cool! Ever dive in the Caymans? I've snorkled there. I don't trust myself diving. I am a heart attack surviver and I don't think going deep would be in my best interest.

The rest of the stuff was just joking around......that's my way.

I'm all the way over the state off I-80 and closer to Iowa. I work on weapons at Rock Island.

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Cool! Ever dive in the Caymans? I've snorkled there. I don't trust myself diving. I am a heart attack surviver and I don't think going deep would be in my best interest.

The rest of the stuff was just joking around......that's my way.

I'm all the way over the state off I-80 and closer to Iowa. I work on weapons at Rock Island.

Welcome.

No I have not been snorking yet, but do plan on going to Cozumel Mexico sometime. I know you were just playing around. No big deal! I am sorry to hear that you have had a heart attack. You are drinking beer? How do you combine those two together? Take Care!

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