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Hi brew masters 🍻

I’m going on holidays and need to end fermentation and keg now!

I have a brew Print; blond bombshell, and it’s been brewing for 16 days.

im keen to keg and get next brew in before I depart on Thursday morning.

im hoping I can just crash temperature for 24 hrs?

Any advice pls?

kind regards andrew

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7 hours ago, Andrew rothon said:

Hi brew masters 🍻

I’m going on holidays and need to end fermentation and keg now!

I have a brew Print; blond bombshell, and it’s been brewing for 16 days.

im keen to keg and get next brew in before I depart on Thursday morning.

im hoping I can just crash temperature for 24 hrs?

Any advice pls?

kind regards andrew

Hi Andrew. EOF must be close as the BrewPrint suggests up to 14days however the X5 (dextrose) generally does need some time. If you were kegging into the stainless Cornelius type kegs then no problem however if using the Brewflo ones then if fermentation hasn’t finished you risk over carbonation problems.

How long will you be away and when do you go? As you could add the hops and let it run where the unit program will place it into storage (4C) which is certainly fine for a month+.

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Thank you for the info about over carbonation risk in the brewer flow kegs. But yes it’s likely to EOF any moment or just as I walk out the door.

im going on holidays for a few weeks, so plan was to get an American ale started before departure.

what if I ramp the temperature down to 5 degrees now for 24 hrs? And then keg?

kind regards 

andrew

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1 hour ago, Andrew rothon said:

Thank you for the info about over carbonation risk in the brewer flow kegs. But yes it’s likely to EOF any moment or just as I walk out the door.

im going on holidays for a few weeks, so plan was to get an American ale started before departure.

what if I ramp the temperature down to 5 degrees now for 24 hrs? And then keg?

kind regards 

andrew

If you drop the temp down to 5C you will only put the yeast to “sleep” so to speak and after you keg and it warms up the yeast will become active and fermentation will continue thus same problem. I’d take the temp up 2/3 degrees to say 20C, this should increase activity and EOF quicker.

Cheers

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HI Brew Master

I have raised the temperature to 17 degrees and its still ferment zone 24 hrs later.

Its been brewing now for 17 days! It well out of time. (suggest time 6 to 14)

 

I still haven't added the H5 as the program has not reached that stage.

I'm wondering if this one is just a fizzier and I should pour it away and start again.

3 weeks for a low carb light tasting beer seam a bit strange. - The Bavarian Brew took 21 days but it was worth it!

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2 hours ago, Andrew rothon said:

HI Brew Master

I have raised the temperature to 17 degrees and its still ferment zone 24 hrs later.

Its been brewing now for 17 days! It well out of time. (suggest time 6 to 14)

 

I still haven't added the H5 as the program has not reached that stage.

I'm wondering if this one is just a fizzier and I should pour it away and start again.

3 weeks for a low carb light tasting beer seam a bit strange. - The Bavarian Brew took 21 days but it was worth it!

I  would not be pouring it away, could well be an excellent brew. Now you can check fermentation activity by slowly removing the lid, is there bubbles still coming to the top? If not and it appears “flat” add the hop sachets, put the lid back on then keg on 24hrs. 
Can you send a photo after removing the lid?

In any event I’d proceed as above.

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17 minutes ago, Andrew rothon said:

Sorry I have not logged on for a while.

I let it go for another 8 days (total 26 days) and it finally finished.

Its an OK brew after tasting first Keg.

 

Wont brew this one again though - 26 days is crazy!

26 days, wow. Would suspect the yeast may have been the main problem. Anyway glad you didn’t chuck it. How have your other brews gone?

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