I will do that and compare it to the directions.
I have another question. Last night I did the first FG hydrometer reading and tasted the beer. My hydro reads 60ish degree water at .998 instead of 1. The reading on my beer was 1, so I figure it's 1.002. I'll do some more readings, but considering what Pappers mentioned about a FG of 1.004 on one of his Belgian Golden Strongs, I figure I'm very close to FG.
Keep in mind I'm a beginner at brewing, and I'm not the best at identifying and articulating characteristics. I'd say the beer has too much evidence of one of the alcohol/solvent related results that in higher levels is undesired - it is definitely a hot/warming effect. I think I learned that, depending on exactly what's happening, that sensation may diminish if the beer sits longer on the yeast.
My recipe calls for 4 weeks at 35 degrees after fermentation is complete. If I am very close to FG, I would go to the fridge very soon.
But considering my situation with the hot/warming effect, should I wait some before the cold conditioning, of will the potential "cleaning up" of the undesirable effect happen during the cold conditioning?