From the HBD Archive
From: m14051@mwvm.mitre.org (John DeCarlo)
Subject: Re: Idle Fermentation
Date: 1990-04-27 13:58:33 GMT

>From: yerga@cory.Berkeley.EDU (Chris Yerga)
>...
>The yeast had covered the surface of the wort by midnight and was bubbling
>away at the rate of 3 or 4 bbles per second by the next morning. Fermentation
>continued in this manner until the second morning (48 hours after pitching),
>when the head on the wort had fallen. I haven't seen a single bubble since,
>which seems strange because I tossed about 10oz of the wort into a bottle
>fitted with an airlock at the same time that I pitched in the primary. The
>bottle is bubbling every several seconds.

Well, I know you don't want to touch your primary, but you should really do
so and measure the Specific Gravity. I had a very similar thing happen on
my last batch (a wheat beer). When I measured the S.G. (using a sanitized
turkey baster to withdraw the beer), it was 1.010, so that told me that
fermentation was finished.

John "So I relaxed and bottled it" DeCarlo

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