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Old 10-24-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default My Tripel is at 1.018 ... can I bottle?

I had it in the primary for a month.. secondary for 2 weeks.

According to the guidelines, a Tripel FG should be between 1.008 and 1.018.

So mine is on the higher end.


Should I use less sugar if I bottle?

Am I ok?



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Old 10-24-2010, 02:30 PM   #2
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Your yeast are done producing CO2 at this point, to any significant extent. You should use whatever amount of sugar is recommended for a trippel based on the temperature and beer type; I would not worry about excess sugar after a month and a half of fermentation (I assume you are worried about exploding bottles?).
That said, leaving it in the fermenter another couple weeks isn't likely to hurt anything.



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Old 10-24-2010, 05:17 PM   #3
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yeah, Im worried about bottle bombs..

I want to bottle today though so this will be ready by Christmas.

brewsmith said that the estimated FG should be around 1.017.. I was hoping on going on the higher end of carbination

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6 weeks from brewday? You're probably good. How long have you gotten the 1.018 reading? If you got it repeatedly, you're golden.

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When you gravity is the same over a few day period, then they are done. I'd wait until then to be safe.

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What's your starting gravity?

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the starting gravity was 1.081


I did end up bottling.. we'll see what happens.

There was something wrong with my auto siphon, so I ended up getting a ton of air in there. Not good.



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