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Old 05-04-2012, 04:38 AM   #1
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Default Is this the picture of a beer ready to keg?

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We are having a discussion...I say let's wait a little longer...he says let's keg it....um
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:40 AM   #2
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did you take gravity samples?

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Old 05-04-2012, 04:42 AM   #3
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Stable gravity readings for 3 days at or near prediction, then it is ready to keg.

I prefer to let the yeast work a little longer. 3-4 weeks in primary.

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Old 05-04-2012, 05:01 AM   #4
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Is that a fake TV sharpied on a card board box?

Oh and , let it go another week.

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Old 05-04-2012, 05:07 AM   #5
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Is that a fake TV sharpied on a card board box?

Oh and , let it go another week.
Hey now...that tv has two knobs. It gets uhf and vhf.

Oh and since you didn't give any gravity readings, give it another week.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:21 AM   #6
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are we talking actual keg? or the word cornelius drawn on a cardboard poster tube?
you are a master of deception

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Old 05-04-2012, 05:09 PM   #7
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are we talking actual keg? or the word cornelius drawn on a cardboard poster tube?
you are a master of deception


Go off gravity readings - keg once those are stable. You can always age it longer in the keg if it's not quite ready yet, gives you more space to brew
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:07 PM   #8
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Depends on the beer really... Wheat beers and dry hopped beers are typically better fresher. I usually primary these for about two weeks and dry hop the last ten days or so in primary.

Big beers with big abv's tend to benefit from longer primaries. I usually let these go for about 4 weeks in primary then secondary for dry hopping if required.

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Old 05-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #9
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Hey now...that tv has two knobs. It gets uhf and vhf....
What's uhf and vhf? =P

Back on topic...as everyone has said, look for stable hydrometer readings over 2 or 3 days. Visuals don't tell you if it's done.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:54 PM   #10
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did you take gravity samples?
Took a gravity reading, early on but broke the darn thing...got to buy another.

It is a fat tire clone...it tastes awesome....but we do have it in the keg aging as well.

We will be brewing this one again...it finishes fast and taste great. I am still trying to perfect the Gravity readings... Will get there one of these days
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