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Old 09-27-2011, 09:36 PM   #11
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Just be sure to take two readings a few days apart. If they're the same, it's done, but it's ALWAYS best to leave it in primary for a week or two longer than that to let the yeast clean up after themselves and metabolize some of the byproducts of the more agressive fermentation stages. Makes for tastier beer. I think you'll find that waiting almost always improves beer at every step after pitching the yeast.

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Old 09-27-2011, 09:43 PM   #12
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We took our first hydrometer check tonight and it is sitting at 1.021 @ 68 degrees.
Did the kit tell you what the FG should be around?
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:29 AM   #13
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The kit instructions didn't specify a FG. They have links to the promash analysis however, it didn't specify a FG either. It's been fermenting since 9-10 which means we will be at the three week mark on Saturday.

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Old 09-28-2011, 02:57 PM   #14
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I plugged the recipe into BeerSmith two and it says OG should be around 1.052 with a final gravity around 1.014. Same thing happened to me on my first beer. Somehow the OG was higher than the estimated OG (I probably boiled off to much and didn't recognize it) and it was suppose to finish out around 1.012 but stopped at 1.020. I might have been impatient. The beer ended up tasting pretty good though. Don't sweat it.

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