Post Number: 6
|Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 03:06 pm: ||
This is the first time I've used 1332 -- doing 1.053-ish APA and pitched one of the Activator pouches directly into oxygenated wort. Airlock activity w/i 12 hours, then moved it to the basement the next day (lower 60's). I had steady bubbling for 14+ days. This is the first time I've had a primary go on so long with a simple ale. Should I bother transfering it to secondary, or just leave it in the bucket a while longer and put it straight into a keg? Thanks.
Post Number: 987
|Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 03:12 pm: ||
Post Number: 2044
|Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 03:17 pm: ||
Regardless of what caused this, if it's still going at a somewhat reasonable rate I wouldn't remove any yeast by racking. Perhaps rousing to the fermentor reduce the CO2 pressure as well as rising the temperature may make life for the yeast a little easier. If it stops prematurely though, take a gravity reading and decide from thereon what to do.
Post Number: 2763
|Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 03:20 pm: ||
Davidw's correct. I'm paraphrasing Denny Conn here, but let the specific gravity rather than the calendar determine when you should rack your beer.
Post Number: 1251
|Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 03:21 pm: ||
We have had some guys do some pretty cool studies on pitching and under pitching. Basically if you have areated your wort thoroughly you will have no problem reaching your FG, but it will take longer than if you pitched a starter.
Let the yeast finish the job no matter how long it takes. If you want speed, pitch a large starter and aerate the piss out of it. I usually do a starter with liquid yeast or brew a small batch (2.5 gallons) to start before using the yeast cake for a 5 gallon batch.
You will be fine.