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Use of fermentation chamber after hit required gravity

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 06:21
by Whiston
I have recently connected an Inkbird controller to a fridge and I am using it for the first time to control the fermentation temperature of a pale ale. I'm now at day 6 of the fermentation and I've hit the target gravity of 1008. All airlock activity has stopped and I'm assuming the yeast are on clean-up at the moment. In fact the target gravity was reached after three days (using Nottingham yeast and keeping temperatures in the range of 18-20 degrees C).

Do I still need to control the temperature now I've hit my target gravity and all activity has stopped? Can I remove the fermenter from the fridge and replace it with a new brew?

Re: Use of fermentation chamber after hit required gravity

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 06:59
by jkp
Do you plan to chill the beer?

Re: Use of fermentation chamber after hit required gravity

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 18:52
by Whiston
I intend to cold crash it before bottling, but I can schedule my different brews so that the fermentation chamber is free when that needs to happen, and just swap them out if the chamber is occupied.

Re: Use of fermentation chamber after hit required gravity

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 20:24
by HTH1975
I normally let the yeast clean up at around 20-22C (room temp) for a week. In other words, I leave the FV for two weeks then crash cool for a week.

Re: Use of fermentation chamber after hit required gravity

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 06:58
by Whiston
Okay, thanks.

Re: Use of fermentation chamber after hit required gravity

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:22
by robwalker
2 days at 14c after ferment to remove diacetyl (not much of that in Nottingham but loads in s-04) then cold crash to drop excess yeast out. You want to check for diacetyl and sulfur after ferment, both won't go away once packaged!