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Old 02-06-2013, 02:35 AM   #1
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Default Time to bottle?

For the past two days, the FG on my batch of IPA has been at 1.011 Still some bubbeling in the airlock, but no sign of infection.

The young beer smell and taste has faded and the smell of malt is really standing out. It’s bitter, but leaves a sweetness on the lips.

I have dry hopped for 10 days total with 1oz Columbus and 5 days with 1oz Cascade. The hop aroma is not “in your face,” but I think I dry hopped too early.

So, with all of that said and assuming my FG is the same, I think I am going to bottle my first batch of beer tomorrow night.

Can I get an Amen?

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:47 AM   #2
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Hallelujah! Go for it!

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Amen.

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Sounds like its ready. What was the OG and I would take 1 more reading. I usually take a reading then skip a day then take another reading. If its the same and its been fermenting for 3 weeks, I bottle it.

Let us know if u have any questions when bottling.

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:26 PM   #5
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Sounds like its ready. What was the OG and I would take 1 more reading. I usually take a reading then skip a day then take another reading. If its the same and its been fermenting for 3 weeks, I bottle it.

Let us know if u have any questions when bottling.
Thanks lespaul! The OG was around 1.063 Also, I pitched the yeast on 1-13, so it hase been around 3 weeks.

Because it's an IPA, should I still use 3/4 cup of corn sugar?
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I use this priming calculator; http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html
It goes by weight,so you'll need a small scale.
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Yea American IPA's don't need carbonated much above 1.8 volumes of CO2. If they are overcarbonated you lose your hop aroma as the head foams up and IPA's are not supposed to have a heavy mouth feel...you want the hop flavor to shine!

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The carbonation brings out aromas,not mask them. I carb mine to 2.3 volumes of co2.
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It's time to move on to the next batch!

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Now the hard part...waiting 3-4 weeks before a week fridge time.
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