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Old 09-29-2008, 07:24 PM   #1
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I was just wondering if I would get an exploding bottle if I bottled this.

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Old 09-29-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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Depends on the recipe. More specifically, the amount of unfermentables. We need more info. Did you have an expected FG from a recipe or brewing software? How long has it been since you pitched?

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Old 09-29-2008, 07:28 PM   #3
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It's been over 2 weeks since I pitched, and, like an idiot, I lost the recipe which had the target FG on it...

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First things first, you need to get that hydro off the side of the tube.

Try spinning it after you put it in.

What yeast did you use? Starter? What kind of beer? OG? Lots of additional info needed.

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What kind of yeast? What temperature is that sample? (and a new pic not stuck to the side as pseudo says)

I can guess right now a consensus will be to give it more time just to be sure.

Grab another sample tomorrow so you can see if it is steady.

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Here's a shot of the hydro not sticking to the side: IMGP4136 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


Here's my OG: IMGP4108 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The type of beer is an IPA.

the OG was taken at 82 degrees, the FG was taken at 66 degrees.

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The beer wasn't 82 degrees, but my kitchen was!

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Looks like about 1.017 after temp adjustment. It's possible it's done, but without recipe specifics you can't be sure of unfermentables.

I recommend leaving it another week to be sure. If you are too impatient, at least wait until tomorrow so you can take another sample and see if it has changed.

EDIT: just looked at your OG. Unless I'm doing the math wrong, that 77% attenuation. You're probably done, but my above advice still stands.

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The beer wasn't 82 degrees, but my kitchen was!
Huh? What was the temperature of the beer? That's what matters.

Anyway, it's hard to tell but it looks like your SG is 1.016 or so. If it's been that way for a while, it'd be safe to bottle.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:06 PM   #10
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so here's the ultimate newb question: Once you have stasis with your hydro, it's time to bottle?

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P.S. I had 3 lbs of DME in there.

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