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Old 11-03-2008, 02:00 AM   #1
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My beer had 2+ weeks in the primary, finished fermentation in about 5 days. Its been in the secondary for 4 days and havent seen any activity or change. Is it possible for it to be ready this early? Can I go ahead and bottle it or should I just try to be patient?


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Old 11-03-2008, 02:06 AM   #2
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The secondary won't show action really. I have 2 beers in secondary right now and haven't seen a bubble from days in either.

The point of the secondary is to let the beer mellow, settle out the crap and get it ready to bottle.


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Old 11-03-2008, 02:09 AM   #3
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Before you bottle, you should check you SG with a hydrometer. (if you haven't) If you have the same reading 2-3 days in a row, generally it's ready. A lack of bubbles in an airlock isn't really a good indicator.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:38 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help and quick response. I new to brewing and appreciate the advice. Im going to take a gravity reading and go from there.
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