Advice needed - Nut Brown Ale

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Advice needed - Nut Brown Ale

Postby grvalley » Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:45 pm

I started a "Nut Brown Ale" last Sunday (4 days ago) with OG 1.041. Curiously, I checked today and it is already(?) down to 1.010, but the beer is very cloudy.

Would you recommend a secondary fermentation as this point? And if so, how much sediment should I leave behind? 1" of the bottom?

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Re: Advice needed - Nut Brown Ale

Postby Push Eject » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:04 pm

Wow! That's a healthy yeast colony you've got there! What temperature is it fermenting at?

As for secondary, wait until your airlock bubbles slow down to 1 a minute at least then I would DEFINATELY secondary that thing. Give the yeast a chance to consume some of their own by-products and diacetyl.

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Postby grvalley » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:41 pm

Yea, I was surprised myself. The temperature was a constant 70F and there was almost no sign anymore of any fermentation (>3mins+ for one bubble). I just racked it for secondary fermentation and will let it sit for another week.

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Re: Advice needed - Nut Brown Ale

Postby Push Eject » Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:07 pm

Let us know how it turns out... perhaps a couple weeks in secondary would be appropriate. A primary that fast would probably benefit from it.

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