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DeBrewNoob

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So I brewed this batch thursday, up until yesterday it was bubbling every 4 to 5 seconds. Now on day 4, the bubbles are down to about once every 45 seconds. Is this common? Is there anything I can do to wake the yeast up if its not?
 

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That's a pretty common timetable. Relax, don't worry. But if you have to worry, take a hydrometer sample to see if your gravity is close to done. Let it sit at least another week in any case. No need to take any action at this point.

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It's fine. Airlock activity means almost nothing. Check the gravity in a week. I bet it fermented out fine.
 

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Basically, after that amount of time, initial fermentation is done. It'll the slowly, uneventfully creep down to a stable FG. The I give it 3-7 days after that to settle out clear or slightly misty before bottling.
 

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