ive got my first beer fermenting. its started bubbling after about 12 hours. by 24 hours it was non stop. its now been two days and its just letting out a strong bubble every 30 seconds. Is this normal?
Yep. :cheers: Particularly with faster fermenting English yeast. (not sure what you used though)
Danstar Windsor Ale Yeast. thanks man
Just remember - even when it stops, that doesn’t mean fermentation is over. Be sure to check the gravity!
My advice is to not do anything until the 2 week point. Let the yeast finish their cleanup after fermentation stops. After that, bottle or keg. No need to rush it.
I had a rehydrated S-04 blow krausen out of the carboy like it was an exorcist subject last week even using a swamp cooler and frozen water bottles to keep it I the low 60’s. Sometimes those yeasties just want to go to work! Like said above, though, don’t be deceived by lack of airlock activity - there are some important post party cleanup activities that happen after the rumble dies down.
I have the same thing going on with my first batch (Scottish Ale (Hope&King). WYEAST 1098 BRITISH ALE is the yeast I am using, went like crazy first 12 hours, had to do blow off. After one day in blow off, it fell back in the beer. I thought I might have ruined it. I was thinking like a cake flattens if you mess with it too soon. Glad to see this is normal, I put the bung and air lock back in, and now its bubbling once every 20 seconds or so.
I didnt do the first gravity test right, first I drew beer that had yeast in it, and I didnt get enough to float the hydrometer. The OG said 1060 so I guess I will go with that, and hope. So in two weeks I draw some with the thief, and test it then? I thought I read to do this 3 days in a row to make sure its done? Is this right?