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Offline Yosh

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When is it time to bottle?
« on: June 08, 2020, 04:32:38 PM »
I'm brewing my first batch - a chocolate milk stout.  All activity had ceased after two weeks in the secondary fermentor so I added the cocao nib/vodka mixture.  The fermentation became active again and now, two weeks later, there is one bubble/minute coming through the air lock.  My instructions imply that by this time I should be bottling.

Is it common for some fermentation to be going after all this time?  Is one bubble/minute too much activity to bottle?

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Re: When is it time to bottle?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 04:48:05 PM »
Bubbles don't necessarily fermentation.  In your case it's very likely dissolved CO2 coming out of solution.
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Re: When is it time to bottle?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2020, 06:24:46 PM »
So it's okay to bottle?

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Re: When is it time to bottle?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2020, 06:28:31 PM »
A stout after two weeks in a secondary?  I'd bottle it.
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Re: When is it time to bottle?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2020, 06:36:19 PM »
So it's okay to bottle?

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I 'd say so.
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Re: When is it time to bottle?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2020, 03:49:54 PM »
   I won't bottle until gravity checks show no change for at least 2 days. In all probability you're done, but it's far better to be sure you're done than it is to deal with a couple cases of bottle bombs!
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