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Old 02-22-2013, 11:46 PM   #1
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I have an Ale in my secondary, its been there since 2-15. The only thing that tells me no, is that there is still some co2 being produced, This is batch #5 and I have not seen this beforre, It's almost as if carbing it isn't going to be needed, or else its not finished.

started this on 2-9 OG 1.042
transfered to secondary 2-15 gravity at that time was 1.012

total of 13 days fermenting, I will take a gravity reading in a while, but whant to get some feed back,

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:32 AM   #2
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any one?

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:35 AM   #3
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probably off-gassing. what's the gravity now?

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Keg it.... if you dont like the way it tastes, wait longer until it tastes good. Kegging is very similar to secondary. I have had beers that post secondary I put in the keg and wait until it tastes good before I serve it to people.

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1.009- 1.010

tasted the Ale, I think its ready. no off flavors, but cant really taste the orange. this was an orange ale. I added zezt from two oranges 15 minutes from end of boil. it had quite a bit of head.

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Keg it.... if you dont like the way it tastes, wait longer until it tastes good. Kegging is very similar to secondary. I have had beers that post secondary I put in the keg and wait until it tastes good before I serve it to people.
Thanks Ill do that. should I force carb it so I can enjoy a few tonight?
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Thanks Ill do that. should I force carb it so I can enjoy a few tonight?
I would rather drink flat beer than risk over carbing another keg myself. I learned the hard way with the very first keg of home brew that it is better to just be patient.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:47 AM   #8
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If it taste good and the gravity is stable, keg it. If you have any doubts about either, give it some more time.

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at that grav, keg it. it's ready. as far as force-carbing, you could, but can you force-carb and chill it that quick? i'd force-carb tonight, chill it overnight, and drink tomorrow. doing that myself right now with a hefe

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Thanks. Im sanitising the keg right now, i'll keg and chill tonight and see what its like tomarrow.

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