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Hi,

I put 11g of Windsor ale yeast in the bucket and it has quit fermenting in a day.....I know that ale is netorous for this but would you wait any longer to keg it.....and then just leave it 13 days?
 

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leave it at least a week in primary before you put it in a secondary(no matter how fast it finishes), then 2 weeks in secondary before carbing...total of three weeks.

plus, you don't know it's done unless you take a reading. if the bubbling has stopped, that is NO indication that your fermentation is complete
 
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DeathBrewer said:
leave it at least a week in primary before you put it in a secondary(no matter how fast it finishes), then 2 weeks in secondary before carbing...total of three weeks.

plus, you don't know it's done unless you take a reading. if the bubbling has stopped, that is NO indication that your fermentation is complete
Thats funny.......last one I only left 2 Weeks......I was starting to wonder if it needed more yeast....
 

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it will stop bubbling, reach it's gravity and technically be "finished" but the yeast need time to clean up after themselves, clear your beer and make it taste better. i often leave mine for a month in the primary and go straight to bottle, IMO they need at least 3 weeks total, the one exception being hefes.
 
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DeathBrewer said:
it will stop bubbling, reach it's gravity and technically be "finished" but the yeast need time to clean up after themselves, clear your beer and make it taste better. i often leave mine for a month in the primary and go straight to bottle, IMO they need at least 3 weeks total, the one exception being hefes.
Oh....Good Info.....I heard longest to leave it is 3 months.......

I just wanted the fermenter to make another batch........Thats my only logic.......I figured by a week all the hops has given of its flavor since its not dry hopped.......
 
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