- Apr 4, 2008
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So my second batch is in the primary. It started off pretty much like the first batch. The yeast took off after just a few hours and by the first morning it had a two inch or better krauesen and lots of airlock activity. After two days it settled down to a slower bubble per minute or so in the airlock. Then after eight days it looked like it was about to start settling out except for the fact that some hop residue was still on the surface of the beer. I asked a brewpub brewmaster what he thought about it and he said leave in there a while. So I did. Last night the fermentation took off again and now I have about a one inch krauesen with airlock bubbles every 10 to 15 seconds. This is an LME with grains IPA kit from Brewer's Best. Is this normal? If so, why do the kit producers say to bottle after one week?