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Old 01-02-2008, 03:17 PM   #11
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I primary in my bottling bucket quite often as well. I just put a different hat on it so it knows what its job is at the moment.

As for the low reading with topping off, typically its the mixing that gets people. Dale have you taken anymore rteadings?

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Old 01-02-2008, 09:54 PM   #12
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These buckets do a fine job.

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No, no additional readings. It started fermenting full force about 4 hours after pitching. So I've just let it be, except for cleaning up some of the mess it's making and monitoring the temperature. I figure I'll do a reading again in a couple of days.

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After about 6+ days of a healthy fermentation at ~66F, I took a gravity reading and it's at 1.011.

Smells good, looks good, tastes good, seems nice and balanced.
I'm no judge of alcohol volume by taste and this is a first time doing this recipe, but it seems OK to me.

I must have diluted that first sample. Next time if it's off I'll slow down a tad and dunk the hydro into the bucket after a subsequent stir. I just love the learning process

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