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Chaddyb 02-22-2012 01:18 PM

how long into fermentation till you take your first gravity reading?
 
I take mine anywhere between 2 to 4 weeks in. Usually 3 or 4 weeks. My last couple batches have been at around 6 weeks.

masonsjax 02-22-2012 01:25 PM

I actually stopped measuring altogether a long time ago. Got my routine down and hit the estimates every time, so now I save the trouble and just keg after 3 or 4 weeks primary.

kcpup 02-22-2012 01:29 PM

When I first started brewing, I took one after 1 week to ensure there wasn't a stuck fermentation, etc, and one before packaging.

Once I got about 10 batches under my belt, I moved to one just prior to packaging. I have a precision hydrometer and it takes about 12-13 oz beer to fill the tube. I was more confident in the process and didn't want to waste a beer!

Cheers

Chaddyb 02-22-2012 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kcpup (Post 3816001)
When I first started brewing, I took one after 1 week to ensure there wasn't a stuck fermentation, etc, and one before packaging.

Once I got about 10 batches under my belt, I moved to one just prior to packaging. I have a precision hydrometer and it takes about 12-13 oz beer to fill the tube. I was more confident in the process and didn't want to waste a beer!

Cheers


Yeah that's basically what I'm doing too, just give it a check before I keg it.


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