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General Category => Yeast and Fermentation => Topic started by: cfleisher on August 28, 2011, 05:14:25 AM

Title: Is it too soon to bottle?
Post by: cfleisher on August 28, 2011, 05:14:25 AM
I've got a batch of Super Saison that has been fermenting in the primary for 4 weeks. The airlock still shows some slow activity (one bubble every 20-30 seconds) but I'm afraid to leave it on the yeast much longer, lest it develop off flavors. Any thoughts? Should I bottle it, rack it to a secondary or let it ride and not worry about it?
Title: Re: Is it too soon to bottle?
Post by: euge on August 28, 2011, 07:16:12 AM
Bottle. Four weeks should have been enough.
Title: Re: Is it too soon to bottle?
Post by: tschmidlin on August 28, 2011, 07:39:58 AM
Check your gravity.  Decide based on that.  Euge is probably right though.
Title: Re: Is it too soon to bottle?
Post by: Malticulous on August 28, 2011, 01:55:57 PM
Air lock bubbles only mean CO2 is coming out. It dosen't necessarily mean it's still fermenting.
Title: Re: Is it too soon to bottle?
Post by: ynotbrusum on August 30, 2011, 01:26:52 AM
Air lock bubbles only mean CO2 is coming out. It dosen't necessarily mean it's still fermenting.

Very true.  Trust your hydrometer only.  Three days at the same gravity, but after a month, maybe you can get by with two days checking it out.