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Old 05-20-2006, 01:56 AM   #1
WeretheBrews
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OK. Fermenting for 3 days. Original gravity reading was 60. Fermentation stopped this morning. Gravity reading was 20. Should I rack to secondary?

 
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Old 05-20-2006, 02:01 AM   #2
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Is the krausen foam gone?
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Old 05-20-2006, 02:01 AM   #3
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I'm had the same situation tonight. Had a brew in for 6 days and SG was/is 1.020
I racked to a secondary because I need my primary to brew tomarrow! Otherwise, I might have left it alone for a couple of more days. I figure I can drop it down to 1.01 in the secondary. I hope......but I'm sure it will....I can always leave it in my secondary another week or so to get it down (I have 2 secondarys)
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Old 05-20-2006, 02:01 AM   #4
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I would let it go a full week at least.

 
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Old 05-20-2006, 02:24 AM   #5
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I would let it sit a week. You could twist the fermentor a few times it to get the yeast moving around a bit.
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Old 05-20-2006, 02:31 AM   #6
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too late. I just racked! It smells pretty good, and cleared up alot. Krausen was totally gone. I think it just fermented really quick, maybe alot of un-fermentable sugars. How long should I leave in secondary?

 
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Old 05-20-2006, 02:49 AM   #7
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please don't double post.

 
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Old 05-20-2006, 11:27 AM   #8
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Don't worry about it atall. Racking to secondary early is not going to do any harm. Leave it in there for a week or two.

 
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