Fermentation question

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  1. griz

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    I started a maple, smoked bacon porter a couple of weeks ago. I moved the batch into a 2nd carboy on 2/15. I'm still getting bubbles moving along through the airlock about every 15-25 seconds. Not much activity on top of the brew though (no foam). I'm going to be bottling this batch since my kegs are full. Twelve days seems like a long time for a 2nd fermentation, though this was my 1st beer to add 2lbs of real maple syrup (maybe that's what is causing the longer than usual 2nd fermentation...). Any thoughts? Thanks.
     
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    never had one last that long so 2 things, are there any bubbles actually coming from the wort, and pull the top and de-pressurize the co2, does it start back up in an hour or so

    also you could take a gravity reading
     
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    Ive fermented beer with added sugar (Belgians with cane sugar, Browns with maple syrup) and I find that they take a while to ferment out. Three, or four weeks is not unusual. If you are not sure, leave it for a couple extra week. The yeast can struggle for those last remaining sugars.
     
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    I have made a Trapist in december with added candy sugar syrup.
    I had the same situation, in secoundary it still had 20-30 secound bubbles after 25 days. Did you make gravity readings? My didn't go any lower in days, so I bottled it, with slightly less sugar. It turned out really good, but needed some more time to get expected carbonation.
     

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