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nowashburn 01-15-2010 12:29 AM

Gravity Reading 1.006
 
has been in the fermenter for 10 days now. I dont have a secondary. Is this thing ready to siphon to the bottling bucket and bottle? My OG was about 1.060.

Also, I took a big wiff of the beer (not wort anymore, right?) and man is it overwhelming. It actually bought a tear to my eye. The gas smelled great coming out of the airlock all week and this completely threw me off. Is this normal?

Nurmey 01-15-2010 12:38 AM

Give it another week or two for the yeast to clean up off flavors and you will be ready to bottle.

You got a nose full of CO2 when you took your whiff. Don't do that, it hurts.

hamiltont 01-15-2010 12:38 AM

You got a big wiff of CO2. Almost took your breath away huh. Been there. Done that. That's like 90% attenuation. Not real common for an extract. If it's still 1.006 tomorrow you should be good to go.

edit: Nurmey is right. I missed the 10 days. You want at least 2 weeks in the primary, 3 is better.

nowashburn 01-15-2010 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by hamiltont (Post 1810844)
You got a big wiff of CO2. Almost took your breath away huh. Been there. Done that. That's like 90% attenuation. Not real common for an extract. If it's still 1.006 tomorrow you should be good to go.

edit: Nurmey is right. I missed the 10 days. You want at least 2 weeks in the primary, 3 is better.

haha, yeah, was kinda embarrassed to say it but it surely did take my breath away. actually got a little woosy!

nowashburn 01-15-2010 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by hamiltont (Post 1810844)
You got a big wiff of CO2. Almost took your breath away huh. Been there. Done that. That's like 90% attenuation. Not real common for an extract. If it's still 1.006 tomorrow you should be good to go.

edit: Nurmey is right. I missed the 10 days. You want at least 2 weeks in the primary, 3 is better.

also, why would it be uncommon for extracts?

hamiltont 01-15-2010 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by nowashburn (Post 1810863)
also, why would it be uncommon for extracts?

Generally extracts are not as fermentable, and 90% is really up there. What temp did it ferment at & what yeast?

nowashburn 01-15-2010 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by hamiltont (Post 1810868)
Generally extracts are not as fermentable, and 90% is really up there. What temp did it ferment at & what yeast?

the temperate in the house is 68 and i used safale us-05 dry yeast.

hamiltont 01-15-2010 12:53 AM

Okay. 68 is a little high. You're might have developed some fusel alcohol because the beer temp was over 70 during the primary fermentation. You'll know when you taste it. It will have an alcohol burn & if you drink say 3, you'll get a good headache. Maybe a little ester too. Banana flavor/smell. You really won't know until a month or so from now. Try to keep the beer temp <65 next time if you can.

nowashburn 01-15-2010 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by hamiltont (Post 1810892)
Okay. 68 is a little high. You're might have developed some fusel alcohol because the beer temp was over 70 during the primary fermentation. You'll know when you taste it. It will have an alcohol burn & if you drink say 3, you'll get a good headache. Maybe a little ester too. Banana flavor/smell. You really won't know until a month or so from now. Try to keep the beer temp <65 next time if you can.

that sucks, hopefully it's even drinkable.

DavidSteel 01-15-2010 02:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Nurmey (Post 1810843)
Don't do that, it hurts.

I loled pretty hard


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