Okay, I am making a replica of an IPA done previously with the only changes
being the grains - now using 10.5 pounds Munich and 1 pound of Victory instead of the
previous 10.5 pounds domestic 2-row, 1 pound Crystal 45 and .5 pounds Cara pils.
I would expect the timing to be about the same. Instead, I have something strange. The
first brew was bottled 4 weeks after brewing, but it has now been 5 weeks since brewing day
and my bubble rate is 7 seconds. Yes, I have done gravity readings. And for the past 7 days,
the 3 readings have been 1.021 (the og of the previous brew was 1.011). So, I'm not sure if
fermentation is done or not, but the activity is odd. Could a simple change of grain make that
much difference in fermentation time - presuming it is still fermenting?
As much as possible, the rest of the process was pretty much the same. If I'm at 7 seconds
now (and, I know, I should put little faith in bubble timing), seems like it will be a long time
until I can bottle. I am not interested in making bottle rockets at this time.
And, by the way, the taste is pretty good.
Seem okay to you?