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Old 01-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Hydrometer reading 1.04? Ok?

Have just started to brew a coopers English bitter kit I mixed 500g of beer sugar and 500g of dry malt extract my hydrometer reading before I added yeast was 1.04 does that sound about right? Also I Havnt got airlock on the Fermentor so I left lid slightly loose is that ok? And how long before I will notice the yeast working? Thanks

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Old 01-25-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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It might be OK, but we dont know how much water you added that too to find out what the gravity should be.

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Old 01-25-2012, 08:29 PM   #3
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I added approx 1.3 gallon of hot just after the can of malt extract and then stirred and topped it upto 5 gallon in total after I had added sugar and dme this is the first time I have brewed hope it's ok

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Old 01-25-2012, 08:32 PM   #4
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This is what it is in and the lid sort of clips on I have only clipped it half way to let it breath as I don't have a air lock (sorry bwt rubbish photo)
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