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Old 11-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #11
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My FG number came from the recipe I put into iBrewMaster. Is there a way to calculate it beforehand?

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Old 11-04-2012, 09:16 PM   #12
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That online tool should give you the OG and FG. I have been putting my recipes into hopville.com. It gives you the OG and FG.

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:33 PM   #13
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Congrats on what appears to be a well brewed beer ! Enjoy

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:53 PM   #14
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It sounds like you had a pretty good fermentation; I was worried after seeing that you siphoned your wort into the fermenter. Hopefully you poured that wort back and forth between two buckets multiple times or shook the sealed fermenter vigorously to provide the yeast with the oxygen they need!

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:27 AM   #15
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It sounds like you had a pretty good fermentation; I was worried after seeing that you siphoned your wort into the fermenter. Hopefully you poured that wort back and forth between two buckets multiple times or shook the sealed fermenter vigorously to provide the yeast with the oxygen they need!
I thought the same thing when I read that.

A rule of thumb is that o2 is your friend up until you deal the lid on the fermenter. You should aerate the wort prior to adding the yeast and from that point on, o2 is the enemy.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:28 AM   #16
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*seal the lid

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:36 PM   #17
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Bottled the brew yesterday! It was stable at 1.013 for two days, so I let it sit in the fermenter for 4 extra days and we bottled yesterday. Super excited to see how it turns out! Ended up with about 47 12oz bottles and 1 32oz growler.

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:52 AM   #18
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Well, I know it has only been six days since bottling, but I couldn't resist. I took brewers privilege and decided to chill a bottle and taste it. What I ended up with was, well, beer for sure, good? I'm not sure I'd go that far. No off flavors... Just rough around the edges. Needs more conditioning for sure. It had some flavors of red wine and aromas of white, all backed up by a hoppy bitterness. I wonder if some tannins were produced when the temp was up at 82 for the first day or two. Would the hop profile produce those flavors?

I dunno. What I do know is that it's going to sit out there warm conditioning for another week or two, easy. It definitely needs it. It has a nice color though, if not a bit hazy.

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:56 AM   #19
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Congrats. Just bottled my 1st brew tonight. Cheers!

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