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Old 07-12-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default Gravity reading of 1.020, good to bottle?

Hi guys,

I was wondering if you guys could give me some info. I am on my second batch of brew, which is a pilsner from mangrove jack. I used the premium extract and beer enhancer. I started fermentation about 2 weeks ago, and the starting gravity reading was 1.060.
I have been checking my gravity reading over the last few nights and it has been stuck at 1.020. I have put the finnings in and about to bottle for secondary fermentation in the bottle.

What I am worried about is that the gravity reading is still a bit high? Should I give it another week? I don't want any bottle bombs going off if I can help it!

Any info advice would be much appreciated!

Churns

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:54 PM   #2
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If it has been at 1.020 for a couple of days, then you should be good. It maybe high because the extract you used was not very fermentable.

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Old 07-13-2012, 12:05 AM   #3
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Cheers man, much appreciated! I have this app on my phone that says I should get an school of 6.5%, is this true or will it be a bit lower?

Also in the future is there any way I can improve the fermentation of the kits? How can I improve the brew?

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Cheers man, much appreciated! I have this app on my phone that says I should get an school of 6.5%, is this true or will it be a bit lower?

Also in the future is there any way I can improve the fermentation of the kits? How can I improve the brew?
You're ABV is actually only 5.25%..

Out of curiosity, what yeast did you use?
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Cheers man, much appreciated! I have this app on my phone that says I should get an school of 6.5%, is this true or will it be a bit lower?
I have no idea what percentage your school will be.

The Brewer's Friend calculator (http://www.brewersfriend.com/abv-calculator/) seems to think your ABV will be around 5.25%.
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You're ABV is actually only 5.25%..

Out of curiosity, what yeast did you use?
I am not sure what yeast it is using, it is supposed to be a high quality lager yeast suited for a pilsner brew, this is the Keith that I used: http://www.brewshop.co.nz/mj-british...s-pilsner.html
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I have no idea what percentage your school will be.

The Brewer's Friend calculator (http://www.brewersfriend.com/abv-calculator/) seems to think your ABV will be around 5.25%.
Sorry about the school comment , damn auto correct!

Cheers for the link!
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