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Old 09-06-2013, 05:38 AM   #1
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American Amber ale, brewed on August 19th, so two and a half weeks ago. Used BRY-97 dry yeast. Just made an IPA with the same strain with excellent results. The Amber was mashed at 158, OG of 1.060 and est. final gravity of 1.017. It was a slow fermentation, I believe from not aerating sufficiently. Temp was held at around 62 for the first week and then brought up to 68. A week ago gravity was 1.022. Today checked and same reading. I'm thinking it's just a recipe/mash temp. thing and since I haven't made this recipe before I'm not super worried but I plan to bottle in a week. As long as gravity doesn't keep dropping am I cool to bottle or should I give it an extra week?

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Check in a day or so, and if its the same go ahead and bottle.

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You could try bringing it up to 73 degrees for a few days before you bottle. If I'm not mistaken the temp range is from 63-73 degrees.

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If it has been sitting at 1.022 for a week, at 68', I'd call it done. Bottle.

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If it has been sitting at 1.022 for a week, at 68', I'd call it done. Bottle.
That's what I'm thinking. It hasn't budged in a week and I don't think another day or two is gonna change anything. I threw 2 oz of Centennial in last night. I'll let it sit for a week for the dry hop and then bottle. Shouldn't have any worries by then.

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