recirculation FV in first few days of ferm?
hi, i started my first big brew on the 11th, 3 days ago. its fermenting nicely, the gravity has already gone from 1058 to 1046 and producing a lot of gas.
i still have my recirculation pump connected which i used for mixing and aerating the wart prior to adding yeast. (i should add that i'm making cider, not beer but i think the same principles apply).
anyhow, i've been running the circulation pump (suck from the bottom, dump back in on top, 3000liter tank, closed FV under about 0.6bar pressure currently) for a couple of hours a day just to keep everything mixed nicely and fermentation happy and so far it seems to be working fine.
but i was wondering, is this normal practice or do you typically leave the FV undisturbed once fermentation is up and running? if its ok mix it up, how many days or what SG would you stop and let is rest?
Last edited by fullmoonwinery; 06-14-2010 at 04:11 AM.
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