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I'm making a Chinook IPA and everything seems to be going wonderfully, save my few questions.

The beer has been fermenting for 9 days now, and I am no longer seeing any active fermentation (my bubbles are few and far between!) There is a lot krausen that has build up onto the sides of my carboy, but it seems now there is hardly any on the surface of the beer itself. Does this mean that it is already fallen back into the beer and it is time to transport into the 2nd fermentation?

Do I need to take a hydrometer reading and over the course of a few days to make sure it is stable, or is this not necessary? Does the risk of contamination at this point outweigh the rewards? And what exactly am I looking for with this new hyrdrometer reading? How does that compare to the OG?

I want to be as thorough as possible and have been trying to record and control as much as I can with this brew just to be on top of my game for next time.

What do you recommend?



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