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Old 04-13-2008, 11:47 PM   #1
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Hi.. just started my first homebrew. Followed the package instructions but my gravities are way off. Suppossed to be between 1.044 an 1.048 and drop to 1.012 to 1.015. It ended up being 1.06(start) to 1.03. I havent bottled yet--afraid that I have a bad batch. Does anyone have any suggestions??? Thanks

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Old 04-14-2008, 12:02 AM   #2
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how long has it been fermenting and at what temperature?

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Old 04-14-2008, 12:15 AM   #3
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When did you brew this?

I will be a few weeks between brewing and bottling. Typically the reason the gravity (OG) is off in extract batches is the wort is not sufficiently mixed before the reading was taken. (Don't mix after fermentation has started to avoid aeration) 1.03 is not ready to be bottled yet.

Relax and have a homebrew

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Old 04-14-2008, 12:17 AM   #4
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If you could post the recipe, along with the temperature it's at and the length of time, and the yeast you used, we can help you figure it out.

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Old 04-14-2008, 12:17 AM   #5
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It has been fermenting a week at 65 degrees--no activity in the airlock

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It was a kit for english pale ale... the yeats was in the package, cant recall. It did take me awhile to cool the wort down

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I wouldn't worry to much at 1 week, maybe 3 weeks it will be done fermenting.

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Thanks for the info... the recipe says 3-7days in the fermenter than bottle after adding priming sugar-- then wait another 3 weeks

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Forget the instructions. Try to wait three weeks and then check the gravity. What kind of kit was it and what did you do with it or add to it?

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Wow 3-7 days, that is irresponsible. If you brew 20 times maybe 2 times fermentation will be done. Even then it will be way to green to bottle.

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