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Old 11-25-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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I have made up a brew of coopers lager(which I am told is not a lager but a pale ale?)and took a hydrometer reading today.It shows it is not at the ready mark(green band)but I will take a reading tomorrow to make sure.It has been fermenting now for 13 days.I used 500gr of dextrose and 500 gr of dme.It has been at a steady temp of 24 degrees.should it still be fermenting?



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Old 11-26-2012, 12:19 AM   #2
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Are you referring to the ambient temperature or the temperature of the actual beer? Typically fermenting beer is several degrees warmer than the ambient room temperature. I think 24C (about 75F) is too warm, especially for a "lager", but at this stage in the fermentation process, I wouldn't worry about it. I don't think your beer will continue to ferment at this point. If it were me, I'd probably give it a few more days and take another gravity reading. If it's the same gravity, you can bottle.

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