Cwtch kit question

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PanchoSimon

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Hi all,
I made a Cwtch kit last Sunday and the beer seemed to be fermenting away nicely with plenty of bubbles from the airlock. I then put the last 2 bags of hops in on Thursday and its seems to have stopped completely. Any ideas as to what's happened guys!
 

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If all was bubbling nicely and it stopped when you added the hops. I would think the most probable reason is the lid is not properly sealed and co2 is finding an easier way out than through the airlock.
 

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I just done the same kit and after my 4 days of fermentation I took a reading and it was already right down. After the remaining fermentation time it hardly changed.

I had some pressure issue with my barrel but it still tasted amazing. If you barreling leave it a full two weeks to carb then a full two weeks to clear. I did a couple of bottles and I saved one for after my barrel was finished. This bottle was outstanding and I put that down to it was conditioning for well over a month.
 

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I just done the same kit and after my 4 days of fermentation I took a reading and it was already right down. After the remaining fermentation time it hardly changed.

I had some pressure issue with my barrel but it still tasted amazing. If you barreling leave it a full two weeks to carb then a full two weeks to clear. I did a couple of bottles and I saved one for after my barrel was finished. This bottle was outstanding and I put that down to it was conditioning for well over a month.
I think the 2+2+2 rule is simplistic and wrong. Ferment until the FG is stable for 2/3 days + carbonate for 2 weeks + condition based on the OG, so if the OG is 1040 then minimum 4 weeks if 1050 then 5 weeks etc. Obviously for 1043 use common sense. I add cold crashing after the FG is stable for usually 3/4 days.
 

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