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Old 03-21-2012, 02:59 AM   #1
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Just took a hydrometer reading on my brewers best American cream ale brewers best kit it's been 9 days since start of fermentation and my og was 1054 my gravity now is 1.011 but like most of you probably I had to taste it and to my surprise it almost feels carbonated can someone help me with this and if so what is it and is it okay?

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Old 03-21-2012, 03:02 AM   #2
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Yep it's fine, light carbonation happens naturally during fermentation.

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Old 03-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #3
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I'd say it's ready to bottle.

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Old 03-21-2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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Your beer is ruined. Bottle it up and ship it to me for proper disposal.

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Old 03-21-2012, 04:04 PM   #5
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So do you really think its ready to bottle or should I wait a little longer plan was to bottle on Friday night

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It's up to you. It's a cream ale, so it's likely done fermenting, but if you can cold crash it (put it in a cold place for a couple of days) it will probably get even clearer.

Since I keg, I just transfer to keg and let it cold crash in there. After a couple of pours it usually clears right up.

Anything less than 40F would work fine.

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Old 03-21-2012, 04:59 PM   #7
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Don't worry about longer. The yeast continue to work after fermentation has finished. If you leave it for 3-4 weeks your beer will be clearer and possibly have less off flavors. I consider the beers that I primary for 3 weeks much better than ones that I rush.

A cream ale will clear easily but with the light flavor it is difficult to mask any off flavors.

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Your beer is ruined. Bottle it up and ship it to me for proper disposal.
Better send it to me for quarantine first. Don't want any good beer going around.
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