Lengthy ferment tail

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    I'm trying a batch of Woodfordes Bure Gold - Its my 6th batch (up to now other Woodfordes recipes) so I'm still learning. Is it normal for the fermentation to go for so long (13 days) - the SG appears to have stabilised at 1012 (from 1043) but its still producing CO2, admittedly at a low rate?
    I ask as my other brews were generally complete after 6-7 days, and I will put into mini-kegs and am keen not to have any accidents/create any pressure bombs. Is this a risk?
    Incidentally I put in the Amarillo/Cascade hop pellets after 8 days.
    The samples I have drawn off don't taste unusual (quite nice actually) and I cant see any evidence of infection.
     
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    Do you have it somewhere temperature controlled or just at ambient? It's potentially colder now so could take longer if the latter.

    I leave anything I make for at least 14 days anyway so I wouldn't worry.
     
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    13 days isn't too long most on here would say it's normal. If the FG isn't changing from here on then transfer to a 2FV. I think that the yeast is the reason you've had fermentation completed I never use kit yeast.
     
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    Not controlled but it's been pretty static at 20-21c in a basement. I'll leave it a bit longer are recheck in a few days. Thanks.
     
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    Thanks.

    birthday coming up, sounds like I need to ask for more kit.
     
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    Basically its ready when its ready. Some beers can be done in 3 days, others 3 weeks.
    You either wait for the airlock to stop bubbling or you make sure the SG has stabilised where it is supposed to be, and then a couple of days extra or longer if you feel the need
     
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    Even when it has finished fermenting, CO2 will still be slowly being released by your finished beer, hence the airlock activity. Personally I never use airlock activity as an indicator and always leave it a minimum of 2 weeks and then check the FG is stable.
     
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    ok - sounds sensible. Will wait a full two weeks, check FG and bottle/keg. Thanks
     
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    I have just split a werry kit into 2 brews, 2 weeks in fv 4 day dry hop 3 day cold crash in the shed then into pb's with 100g of sugar, they are now lovly and clear ready for drinking at the weekend, I wouldn't worry to much acheers.
     

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