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vinny

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hello brewers beer has stopped bubbling after 2 and half weeks water level in air lock still has pressure on it. do i have to wait for water in airlock to to even out before i bottle it ?
 

hairydog

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Its ready to bottle,i usually keg/bottle at 10-14 days after starting.
 

JDW81

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Hey Vinny,

Airlock's are an unreliable guide to fermentation activity or completion. If there's a leak they won't bubble at all. The only true way to know if your brew is ready to bottle is checking the gravity (with a hydrometer). If the gravity reading is the same on 2 consecutive readings at least 24 hours apart it is ready to bottle. Time is no guarantee that fermentation is complete (although after 2.5 weeks it is probably done).

I haven't used an airlock for years.

JD
 

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