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Old 12-06-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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2 weeks ago I brewed my first all grain batch. It is an Irish red. The OG was 1.051 and 3 days ago I did a reading and it was 1.014. One thing I forgot to do was Aeration to the wort. I hope I did not screw it up. Thoughts? Also am I ready to bottle? Thanks guys!!

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Old 12-06-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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If you used dry yeast it supposedly doesn't need aeration because it contains all that's necessary to get the amount of yeast you want. You might be ready to bottle but to be sure, take another hydrometer reading. If it hasn't changed you can bottle.

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Old 12-06-2013, 09:27 PM   #3
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If your OG was higher it would be a big deal, but your OG is low enough where it shouldn't be a beer ruiner. What yeast did you use? What temp did you ferment at? Were there significant temp fluctuations? Did you already try swirling to get the yeast back into suspension and warming it up a couple degrees?

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I used liquid yeast. The temps are/were steady at 67/68 degrees. I did not try swirling. But my FG is right where the recipe states 1.014. I will take another hydro reading this eve. Thanks guys!

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Was that 68 degrees air temperature, or the temperature of the beer? Fermentation is exothermic, so your beer can be as much as 10 degrees warmer than the room.

I have little doubt you're at FG, but I'd suggest giving it a taste before bottling. It should just taste like a flat beer. If you taste anything funky, you might want to consider waiting a bit before you bottle.

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