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Old 12-27-2012, 12:14 AM   #1
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So my second brew is all bottled up. It's NB's brickwarmer holiday red. My OG was 1.060 and had great fermentation. I checked my FG last thurs and last Sunday and it came in at 1.018. This seems very low to me. Does anyone have any opinion or advice on anything I may have done wrong or is this where it should have finished up??? Thanks all.



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Old 12-27-2012, 12:17 AM   #2
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Seems a little high actually. Extract or all grain? If the latter, what was your mash temp? I just had a red start at 1.060 and finish about 1.009.

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How long was it stable at 1.018? If its still fermenting, you might have some bottle bombs.



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Old 12-27-2012, 12:25 AM   #3
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It was an extract kit from northern brewer and it was in the fermenter for three weeks exactly. I took my first FG on Thursday night and my second on Sunday morning so it was stable for two and a half or three days.

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Old 12-27-2012, 01:15 AM   #4
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:43 AM   #5
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There are lots of threads here about fermentation stopping at or around 1.020 in relation to extract brews. If it's stable, bottle it.

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Old 12-27-2012, 02:15 AM   #6
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I brewed the same beer and my final gravity came in at 1.010. If it's stable and tastes good to you no worries..enjoy it.

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Old 12-27-2012, 02:25 AM   #7
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It's definitely stable and my hydrometer samples tastes very very good. The recipe that came with the kit gave the OG but not the FG so I was not sure where it should finish. It's only my second batch so I'm still learning the ropes so to speak.

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:31 AM   #8
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~75%, afaik, so 1.015, give or take.

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This recipe makes a very good beer. I'd say you did fine. The ABV is around 5.5% if I figured it right, so nicely done.

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #10
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Yeah it tasted great when I took my hydrometer samples and I was hoping for a fairly high abv so I'm really excited about this one.



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