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Old 04-12-2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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Don't move it to a bright tank (2ndary vessel) until it is at or near FG; it is still actively fermenting by your description-- so you are wasting beer and time by checking gravity now. Come back in 3-5 days and look to move it then.
edit: if you don't want to transfer, then it needs to sit for 2-3 weeks to get all yeast to drop out. ymmv
Was thinking I should wait at least a week and change to take first reading.. Thanks
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:08 PM   #12
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My second beer was an IPA that I racked to secondary after 2 1/2 weeks. I dry hopped in secondary for about 10 days. Its been bottle conditioning for 3+ weeks and has a strong soapy flavor. My LHBS (which also runs a nice brew pub) says that the soap flavor was due to a combination of soft water and length of time dry hopping. The brewer that I talked to suggested 3-4 days tops for dry hop and using gypsum in the boil.
My plan was to dry hop for a week then syphon to bottle
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:35 PM   #13
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.....Also. My FG. Do I take before sugar or after?
Before, you shouldn't be adding sugar until you are at FG (consistent reading over a 3-4 day period).
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:39 PM   #14
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Before, you shouldn't be adding sugar until you are at FG (consistent reading over a 3-4 day period).
Understood I know that the sugar only comes during bottling. Ok so fg before I add sugar. Ty
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