American Pale ale II after 7 days fermenting questions

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American Pale ale II after 7 days fermenting questions

Postby Purehobby » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:07 pm

Hello
It is my first brew and im not sure when to bottle.
today is 7 days fermenting with white labs wp001 yeast.
Seems bubbling has stopped is it ready for bottling or should I allow more time?

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Re: American Pale ale II after 7 days fermenting questions

Postby CA_Mouse » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:41 pm

Welcome to the hobby! Don't be afraid to ask questions here, most of us are pretty sharp and friendly enough to try to help. That said...

Don't go by airlock activity, just because you don't see activity in your airlock doesn't mean that it isn't still fermenting. I usually wait at least 10 days, then take a hydrometer reading, wait 2 more days and take another hydrometer reading. If both readings are the same, then you are ready to bottle. If the second one is lower than the first, then your fermentation is still active and you should wait another 2 days and test again.
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Re: American Pale ale II after 7 days fermenting questions

Postby Purehobby » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:54 pm

Great thank you.
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Re: American Pale ale II after 7 days fermenting questions

Postby turbo_ale » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:53 am

I wait 14 days for ales and 28 days for lagers.
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1. 1C
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Re: American Pale ale II after 7 days fermenting questions

Postby Purehobby » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:46 am

Great thanks.
One more question. Yesterday the top layer started going away and is now nothing on top is that normal?
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Re: American Pale ale II after 7 days fermenting questions

Postby alewife » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:04 pm

No worries. Totally normal. :) Just means that the first phase of active fermentation is more or less done. Although leaving your brew go another week will allow the yeast to continue to clean up after itself, etc., which is a good thing to do. Best not to rush the process, which is why most of us do wait a couple of weeks before bottling or kegging ales. :)

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Re: American Pale ale II after 7 days fermenting questions

Postby tookalisten » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:11 pm

Sounds like you have a great, normal fermentation going. Let it ride as stated above. I rarely touch my ale fermentations before 2 weeks is up; let the yeast do their thing.
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Re: American Pale ale II after 7 days fermenting questions

Postby Purehobby » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:13 pm

Oh sweet. I cant wait.
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