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Old 09-01-2012, 06:58 AM   #1
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I made a rookie mistake and racked into the keg before taking my FG and ended up with 1.020. My OG was 1.050 and I was shooting for 1.010 any harm in treating the keg like a secondary for a few more days, or should i just throw it on some CO2. It was on the yeast (wlp400) for 12 days at 70 degrees.

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Old 09-01-2012, 07:07 AM   #2
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it will be fine,, use keg as secondary
or put back in carboy

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Old 09-01-2012, 03:46 PM   #3
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it will be fine,, use keg as secondary
or put back in carboy
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Its been in the keg for a week now its starting to carb up. Do you think i should just throw it on gas, or release pressure take a gravity and go from there?

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Old 09-08-2012, 07:45 PM   #5
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I wouldn't be sealing that keg without a spunding valve to control the pressure inside. 10 points of gravity is a lot of CO2.

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Old 09-08-2012, 07:53 PM   #6
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Its been in the keg for a week now its starting to carb up. Do you think i should just throw it on gas, or release pressure take a gravity and go from there?
If you want to follow best practices, you should should always use a hydrometer before packaging. A lot fewer surprises that way...

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I took a hydrometer reading i just took it too late.

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That was "then", but your question was "now", and I'd say check the FG and if it is in the ball park of "complete" keg it up and get it on the CO2...

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That was "then", but your question was "now", and I'd say check the FG and if it is in the ball park of "complete" keg it up and get it on the CO2...

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After another week I'm only at 1.018
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The best way not to lose sleep over FG is not to take one. In 10 years or so I have taken almost no OG or FG and I have never had a beer turn out bad.

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