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Old 06-06-2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default Batch fermented out. Hydrometer reading of 1008 instead of 1006. Should I re-pitch?

As title says. Kit says it should drop to 1006, but it's stopped dead at 1008. Is it worth trying to get it to ferment more?

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Old 06-06-2007, 10:22 PM   #2
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Nope! Secondary or bottle and get started on your next batch! FG's are estimates, it's fairly rare you'll actually hit it dead on. As long as it isn't WAY off you're good to go.

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Old 06-06-2007, 10:22 PM   #3
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How long has it been fermenting? How long has it been stopped at 1.008?

chances are it is finished.

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Woohoo, I have high hopes for this one!

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Old 06-06-2007, 10:35 PM   #5
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If it's at 1006 then it'll have the mouthfeel of Bud!

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Difference of .002. Close enough for the girls I go out with.

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Whoa...1.008 is definitely done.

What kind of yeast got you down there anyway? 1.006 would be dryer than a bone!

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Whoa...1.008 is definitely done.

What kind of yeast got you down there anyway? 1.006 would be dryer than a bone!
Whouldn't that depend on where it started from?
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Whouldn't that depend on where it started from?
Nope. Regardless of where you started you are finishing with a very low specific gravity indicating very low unfermented sugars. The beer will have very little sweetness to it hence "dry".
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Nope. Regardless of where you started you are finishing with a very low specific gravity indicating very low unfermented sugars. The beer will have very little sweetness to it hence "dry".
Ok I think I get it.
I have been really into wine and in that world dry means more ABV.
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