After 5 days frementation seams to have stoped

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After 5 days frementation seams to have stoped

Postby rwshaved » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:38 pm

How long should i wait before i think about repitching
it started off like gang busters and now hardly a bubble.
temp 65 i am sure it is air tite
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Postby slothrob » Fri May 01, 2009 5:51 am

No need to re-pitch, your beer is probably just done.

What yeast did you use? Some yeast just finish quickly, but some Belgian yeast are famous for looking finished but taking weeks of slow fermentation to hit FG.

Take a gravity reading, if you can, then another one in a couple days. This will tell you if the fermentation is finished.
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Postby brewmeisterintng » Fri May 01, 2009 6:23 am

I bird dogged it to death. Most beers will ferment out in 3-5 days. I let mine set for at least 7 days. I have stopped taking a secondary reading due to laziness but my aces are: I do make a yeast starter so I know that there are plenty of fresh yeast to do the job and I also secondary for two weeks.
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Postby rwshaved » Fri May 01, 2009 9:03 am

I used copper beer yeast 1.5 package
Thanks for the help.
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Postby slothrob » Fri May 01, 2009 7:07 pm

Should be okay. If you see signs of fermentation, it almost always finishes on its own. About the only time adding more yeast to the fermentation is needed is if the fermentation doesn't start in the first place.

It's almost always better to let the beer sit a little longer than to try and rush it.
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