long fermentation?

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  1. Arbe0

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    Brewed a Sierra Nevada Pale ale clone last Friday (11/21/2014) now it has been over a week and it is still bubbling. Doesn't that seems a little long to you?
    wanted to put it into a secondary to dry hop today but maybe not.
     
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    Hi Russ,

    The fermentation takes as long as it takes. There are a lot of variables, such as temperature, OG, yeast strain, pitch rate. I would suggest taking two gravity readings three days apart. If the gravity is unchanged and it is close to what you expect, the beer is done. Since you are racking to a secondary you could go ahead even if it still has a couple gravity points to go. Better to leave it a few days than to rush it. Bubbling or the lack of bubbling doesn't necessarily mean anything. Good luck with the beer!
     
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    Russ , how is the fermentation going ?? Did you rack to secondary?
     
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    the primary settled down and I racked to a secondary and dry hopped. kegged it 2 weeks later and tasted it today. Sierra Nevada Pale ale clone turned out really nice. will probably be better as It ages.
     

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