Kveik fermentation slow down

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Monkeh

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New to homebrewing so bit confused on what to do. I've done a part grain kit and swapped the ale yeast with a kviek yest. Hoping to get it kegged quickly. After 3 day of vigorous fermentation it has slowed to a slight bubble every 5 or so seconds. I checked the final gravity and its hit the mark the instructions say. Should I cold crash and keg or just keep going ? Thanks in advance (temp has been between 31-33c)
 

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I would suggest that although the conversion of sugar to alcohol has completed, there are a couple days more for the yeast to "clean up" and day3 is quite a bit too early. With Kveik I typically keg day6-7, and while very quick, it still benefits and flavor "settles down" with another week or so in the keg.
 
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Well it's currently day 5 with the small amount of activity taking place over the last 2 days. I'm on quite a tight deadline so from what you have said do you think cold crashing end of day 6 and force carbing to serve on day 7 be acceptable? Just don't want to ruin the batch either tbh. Thanks
 

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"Acceptable" is one of those things like "salt to taste", or "add red pepper flakes to taste", and varies greatly person to person. I have personally never cold crashed (don't really have to capability) and my best kveik batches were done in a keg with a floating dip tube which were passable day 10. SO you may be in good shape with your timing. But please remember that I am just some random bloke on the internet, and my experience/taste is no guarantee of anything.
 

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I’d feel comfortable cold crashing and kegging after 7 days of fermentation.
 
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Kegging early is probably not as bad or even bad at all compared to bottling too early. However I've never kegged. But just guessing just in case I get the inkling desire to.
 
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Thanks for the input guys. Think il leave it for at least the 7 days before cold crashing and kegging. Don't wanna do it too early plus I've bought a local 5l keg so that will do for the weekend! Cheers 🍻
 

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I let them go for 7 days, then crash. Even if FG has been reached after 3 days.
 

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Which strain of kveik did you use? I've gone grain to glass in 6 days with both Voss and Lutra, ending up with tasty drinkable beers. And I cold crash as well.
 
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