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Old 07-28-2012, 03:19 AM   #11
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They don't make sense to me because no one I know measures FG in three significant digits, thus I suggest there is a typographical error. Either way, 99% of beers are done at 1.005.
Sorry i used a beer calc app and when i corrected the temp of the hydro reading from 1.005 at 73° it corrected it to 1.0052 so thats why i posted it that way... im new didnt know if it mattered lol
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:22 AM   #12
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If your beer is not done at 1.005, I promise it won't blow a bottle up. I suspect an error somewhere.
I put the hydro in the beer and spun it, repeated the process several times and thats the average number i got. Is there a common misstep that i may have missed?
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:22 AM   #13
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If you're at 1.005 (and making beer and not cider or something else), your beer is done and you won't create bottle bombs. I can't think of a normal beer than finishes much below 1.005. In fact, I'm surprised that you got that low with extract and I suspect there is a measurement error. Either way, I think you're safe to bottle.

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Old 07-28-2012, 03:23 AM   #14
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I put the hydro in the beer and spun it, repeated the process several times and thats the average number i got. Is there a common misstep that i may have missed?
What is the temp of the beer you're measuring?
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:24 AM   #15
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What is the temp of the beer you're measuring?
Beer temp 73f air temp 76f and... didnt know which one matters lol again kinda new
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What does your hydrometer read (temp corrected) in distilled water? It's possible that your hydrometer reads low. But for the sake of checking to see if your beer is finished it doesn't matter because it will read the same every time you check if the beer is no longer fermenting.

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Thanks. That beer is done in my opinion, and you're OK to bottle. The lowest FG I've ever measured in my 4 years of brewing is 1.005. Most of my beers finish closer to 1.010-1.014.

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Beer temp 73f air temp 76f and... didnt know which one matters lol again kinda new
By the way it's beer temp that matters.
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Thanks all!

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Thanks all!
I would wait a few more days then bottle if your og are the same.....cheers keep it frosty
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