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Old 06-17-2013, 03:39 AM   #11
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Congrats, best of luck. Few people do secondary any more.
Yeah I have read there is really no need which is good since its one less step and less room for contamination.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:43 AM   #12
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When your airlock sloes or stops all the mad bubbling,only initial fermentation is over. It'll now slowly,uneventfully ctreep down to a stable FG.
Let the beer have another 3-7 days to clean up & settle out clear or slightly misty. I wait 2-3 weeks before taking an FG reading.
I actually took a gravity reading before reading this. Oops. Looks like after four days I'm at 1020/1019 from an OG of 1051. I'm going to let it sit for at least another 2 to 3 weeks then ramp temps up a bit to clean things up. I'm sitting at a stable 64-66 in the fermenter, so I thought maybe ramping up to 68-70 during the last week. Thoughts?
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:22 AM   #13
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66-68F would be better imo.

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Old 06-17-2013, 10:28 AM   #14
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66-68F would be better imo.
Okay thanks.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:44 PM   #15
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Just a quick update. I checked my gravity yesterday and looks like at day 12 I'm at a FG of 1011. Tasted pretty decent as well. Sort of a like Newcastle with a bit more of a hop punch. Letting it come to room temp which in my pantry is about 68 degrees. Fairly happy with my first brew so far.

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