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Do I have a problem?

Last sunday I finally had a chance to brew NB Imperial Stout.I have been
very busy the past month or so and did not have time to do a yeast
starter,so I ended up going with two vials of yeast instead.Monday there
was nothing happening, then Tuesday the brew was going crazy,the
water I had the blowoff tube in was acting like it was on the stove
boiling. Wednesday there was a little activity and by Thursday nothing.
I quess I was thinking because of the higher ABV of this beer the activity
would have been going on longer. Do you thing I have a problem here?

What was/is the temp the fermenter is at?

Well by use of ice blocks I make every day I have been able to keep it
around 70.

Which yeast did you use? Some do their work pretty quickly. Take gravity readings, because bubbles are just for show -any number of things could cause the existence of bubbles or lack thereof.

3-4 days would not be out of the ordinary.

You “could” take a gravity reading to see where it’s at. But it’s completely possible it’s done.

Wait 2 more weeks then bottle.

Edinburgh Ale yeast WLP028

[quote=“Nighthawk”]3-4 days would not be out of the ordinary.

You “could” take a gravity reading to see where it’s at. But it’s completely possible it’s done.

Wait 2 more weeks then bottle.[/quote]
My thought was since I’m going to rack to a secondary and add some oak
chips and whiskey that I would do that next and leave it for a month
or two before bottleing. How do you think that would work?

I would opt to keep it in the primary for as long as you can stand, but at least 2 weeks, then rack off the yeast and add the chips to the secondary. I only secondary when I make beers with additives or dry hops.

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