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Old 02-08-2007, 07:59 PM   #1
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Sat. My batch went into the primary fermenter with an OG of 1.060 and was suppose to be 1.050. The FG is suppose to be 1.055. Thurs. I took a reading and got 1.030. Now I had a boil over for about 30 seconds when I was cooking my wort. Did I screw it up or should I leave it alone for a few more days ? It don`t taste bad at all just a little weak, like a light beer. This kit is an India Pale Ale.

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Old 02-08-2007, 08:06 PM   #2
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I don't quite understand what you are asking- could you explain to me again ( a little slower- I come from a long line of blondes )?

I don't believe your final gravity should be 1.055- that isn't right. The boilover isn't a problem, don't worry!

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Old 02-08-2007, 08:14 PM   #3
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The boil over won't affect the fermentation. There's no way the FG was supposed to be 1.055. That's probably the starting gravity. 1.030 is still high. Let is sit longer.

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You`re all right, sorry. The OG was 1.050-1.055 and the FG was 1.012-1.015 according to my recipe. I`ll let it sit longer. any idea when I should check it again ?



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Old 02-08-2007, 10:45 PM   #5
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I'd give it another week, as it seems to be fermenting a bit slowly. What's the temperature and yeast?

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Old 02-08-2007, 11:58 PM   #6
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The temp is 74 degrees. I don`t know what your asking about the yeast.

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I think he's asking you what kind of yeast you're using.

You seem to be doing fine- try not to worry. Keep it covered and out of direct sunlight and it'll be ok. Stay in the temperature recommended on the yeast package, and the yeast should do fine.

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