Beer still bubbling after nearly 8 weeks?

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ok, I haven't had time to bottle my Ale. It's a basic Pale Ale, five gallons, nothing special about it. The only thing I've done different with this batch then in past beers is an ounce of cascades in the primary.

I had it in the primary for about a week, then transfered to the secondary. Every so often, the airlock will bubble. The other beers I've brewed have all stopped airlock activity after 3 weeks.

Thoughts/suggestions? When I put it in the secondary it tasted great.
 

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could just be CO2 outgassing; check the SG
 

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Check your gravity over 3 days.If it remains the same then it is done fermenting.Probably what you are seeing is dissolved co2 coming out of the beer caused by the fermentation.
 

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I agree that a SG check over time will give you a definitive answer.

Was the primary fermentation good and robust? If not, this late fermentation could be a result of infection. If it was robust, you're probably fine.
 
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I really want to bottle this stuff but it's still bubbling. it's a slow, few times a day bubble but still...

The beer is clear, there are the same amount of white bubbles ontop as there was a month ago. I would think that if there was an infection, something would be growing inside?


I think I'll taste the beer today and if it doesn't taste infected, I'd like to bottle. However, will I get bottle bombs if I do? maybe I shouldn't add suger? I don't mind drinking flat beer...

thoughts/suggestions?

I would think that the ounce of hops I added to the primary would help to ward off infection....
 

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I really want to bottle this stuff but it's still bubbling. it's a slow, few times a day bubble but still...

The beer is clear, there are the same amount of white bubbles ontop as there was a month ago. I would think that if there was an infection, something would be growing inside?


I think I'll taste the beer today and if it doesn't taste infected, I'd like to bottle. However, will I get bottle bombs if I do? maybe I shouldn't add suger? I don't mind drinking flat beer...

thoughts/suggestions?

I would think that the ounce of hops I added to the primary would help to ward off infection....

It's probably been done a long time. If the airlock is bubbling, I think it's probably weather related. If you check the FG, and it's in the correct range, you won't have bottle bombs.
 
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Talked to the guy at the beer store today, he said the same thing. So it's now in bottles...:D

Tastes great, pretty hoppy but not overly so. should taste really good w/ some carbonation and a few hours in the fridge. :)
 

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What was SG reading for 3 days in a row per suggestions above? If it hadn't stabilized, you may have bombs in your future.
 
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the gravity reading I took yesterday was the same as the one I took 4 weeks ago.
 
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