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Old 11-27-2012, 01:31 PM   #11
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An average gravity ale takes about 3 weeks from brew kettle to keg/bottle. Another 3-5 weeks from start of bottle conditioning at room temp to fridge time & pour.
This could be a problem. I work off shore. So I'm home for 7 days then I leave for 21 days then back home for 7 days and on and on.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:34 PM   #12
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Not really,21-23 days is about right for an average gravity ale to go through brew day & primary. In other words,with an OG of 1.04X. Good temps & healthy yeast pitch will give that time frame.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:52 PM   #13
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Not really,21-23 days is about right for an average gravity ale to go through brew day & primary. In other words,with an OG of 1.04X. Good temps & healthy yeast pitch will give that time frame.
What's OG? It there anything that has to be done in between that time? I would just make the wife do it.
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OG means Original Gravity, or basically how much sugar is dissolved in the wort. The higher the OG, the higher potential alcohol beer you will have.

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"OG" stands for "Original Gravity". The gravity number you get when doing the hydrometer test before pitching the yeast & sealin 'er up. While it's fermenting in primary,about all the wife needs to do is keep an eye on it. It'd be wise to use a blow off rig,just in case you get a vigorous initial fermentation. That way,the wife won't be moppin the seling prayin for your ruination.
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Lol. I have a lot to learn.

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This could be a problem. I work off shore. So I'm home for 7 days then I leave for 21 days then back home for 7 days and on and on.
That's actually just about perfect. On your next to last day home, brew. (Your last day, I'm sure you spend packing and spending with your wife and family.)

When you get back, it should be about ready to bottle. Take a gravity reading. Wait three days, and take another. If the gravity hasn't changed, fermentation is complete. Follow instructions and bottle.

By the time you get back from the next off-shore tour, it will be ready to drink.
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