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jonathansking
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Help Please

Post by jonathansking » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:32 pm

HI All
New to all of this and wondered if someone could give me some reassurance with a fermentation problem I think I have had.

I have used a kit with a malt extract of well know Ale and need to add sugar. Followed instructions to the letter and kept in warm room. On instructions it said fermentation takes 4-5 days, but it frothed up within 12 hours and died down almost within a few hours and yeast now sunk to the bottom. Is that it or do you think I should leave it longer it is now day 3

Kind Regards
Jonathan

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Re: Help Please

Post by guypettigrew » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:34 pm

Depends on the temperature of the room. It's quite likely the main fermentation is all over now it's day 3.

Will you be bottling or kegging the beer?

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Re: Help Please

Post by Jim » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:44 pm

Welcome to JBK Jonathan. :)

As Guy says, it could well be finished if the room was warm enough. To be safe, if you're bottling you should really use a hydrometer. If you're using a keg with a pressure relief valve, just have a taste and make sure it doesn't taste too sweet.
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Re: Help Please

Post by jonathansking » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:07 pm

Many thanks I will use hydrometer and symphony into pressure vesse

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Re: Help Please

Post by jonathansking » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:18 pm

Just checked and using the calculation ABV at 3.9 so spot on for Woodford Wherry-will syphon to pressure vessel for final conditioning
Many thanks

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