Should I bottle or wait?

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millmatt

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Hi everyone,

I brewed up a saison about 3 weeks ago. I used wyeast 3711 yeast it clocked in at 1.064 og. I checked it 2 days ago and it was at 1.006, checked again today and its at 1.005. There is a bubble from the airlock every 20-25 seconds. Beer smith and the recipe planned for a FG of 1.006. I assume it can't really dry out that much more. Should I let it sit longer and RDWHAHB or is it probably good to bottle?
 

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It's odd how 3 weeks have passed and you still have airlock activity? But to answer your question, I'd say no if there is still airlock activity........
 

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I would say bottle it. If your FG is dead on, you're probably good to go. Do you recall the OG the recipe states?
 

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If you have any temp fluctuations they can cause false airlock activity. Any chance its cooling down a little at night (sucking in) then just bubbling off as it warms up during the day? All it would take is a degree or so and some headspace.
 

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Cool thanks. The cooling and warming thing makes sense. I think I'll give it another day or two checking the gravity each day.

The recipe og was 1.062. I based this batch on:
https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f71/cottage-house-saison-254684/
Yep, I'd definitely go ahead an bottle. OG and FG look nearly spot on, and the aformentioned heating and cooling of wort may explain your bubbling. I always go by my hydrometer, never my airlock.
 
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