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Old 10-19-2005, 01:11 AM   #11
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I checked the temp of my wort sample, and it was 75F. CHecked my OG and it read 1.081. The target was 1.066!
Okay, nobody's mentioned this, so I will. (You're gonna love this...) Most target OGs are for wort samples at 60oF, If you took your sample at 75oF, then you need to adjust. With the adjustment, your OG was actually 1.068! Not a huge deal, but still...
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Old 10-19-2005, 01:22 AM   #12
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1.068 was his target...his actual was 1.081 or 1.083 after adjustment.

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Oops, sorry, yes you're right. My mistake. Man, that's gonna be one helluva Winter Warmer alright!

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Yeah, it should be good, but it will need alot of time to mellow out i the bottle. It was still bubbling hard this mornig, with a little wort in the airlock....bubbles coming out of the airlock lid. The little beer bubbles were so much I had to take the airlock lid off and add more water!

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Old 10-20-2005, 12:19 AM   #15
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As far as aging, just let it firment out and that will take at least 3 weeks for both primary and secondary. Mine is still bubbling at 1 every 40 seconds and it's been going for 2 1/2 weeks. I still give mine a week of cold conditioning to clear it up then bottle. I plan to be trying it at Christmas but it will only get better with time. Give it a try. It should be drinkable.
Scott, are you saying three weeks in primary and three in secondary, or just three all together? I've got a Traquair House clone that I racked last night after 12 days in the primary...it went from 1.083 to 1.023 (target FG was 1.022). Will it need a full three weeks in secondary?

And how many shillings is that, anyway?
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Scott, are you saying three weeks in primary and three in secondary, or just three all together? I've got a Traquair House clone that I racked last night after 12 days in the primary...it went from 1.083 to 1.023 (target FG was 1.022). Will it need a full three weeks in secondary?

And how many shillings is that, anyway?
Sorry for the confusion, I meant 1 week in primary and 2 weeks in secondary. I do mine for 3 weeks in the secondary with the final week in the Fridge for cold conditioning. This drops most of the yeast out of suspension without finings and gives you a really clear ale. Mine went from 1.074 down to 1.019 in 21/2 weeks. I'll give it one more week in the fridge starting Friday.

It still carbonates just fine after cold conditioning.

I'd call mine a 90/- and yours would be a 100/- SG all the way up to 1.12 would be rated a 140/-.

BTW, I drank one more of my Scottish 80/- this morning and my God it's good. 1 more week made all the difference in the world. It poured a 2" head that reduced to 1/4" and stayed with it all the way to the bottom of the glass. It was beautiful. Smooth and malty. I love it. Put them all in the fridge this afternoon. Just in time too. I break it out this Saturday.
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