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Old 04-01-2012, 02:13 AM   #1881
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Mine looked fairly dark in fermentor and then much lighter in bottle...
How light was it when you took of sample in tube?
This is why you don't drink and brew (yeah right)

It did look much lighter. Not at all like in the ferm .....
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:03 AM   #1882
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Finally broke this out tonight for a family get together and to say it was a hit would be an understatement. We killed 1/3 of the batch without even trying! Really delicious! This will be a staple brew at my house and I'll need to get 10G going soon for the summer since my 5G will be gone before I know it. Thanks!
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:52 PM   #1883
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6 weeks old with 1272 yeast. Great drinking beer.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #1884
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Brewed this one over the weekend. I believe the OG on our batch ended up being 1.034. Looking forward to trying it out!

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Old 04-02-2012, 01:00 PM   #1885
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I made two batches a couple weeks ago. Extract. The first OG was about the same. I topped it off to 5.5 gal. The second I topped off to only 5 gal. It hit 1.044, I believe.

I'll be interesting to compare them side by side...

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Old 04-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #1886
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I brewed this as my first AG batch... everything seemed to go OK and I hit my temps as far as I know although I don't really trust my thermometer... I got 5.5 gallons on the dot and OG was 1.040 so I thought everything was good. I pitched yeast and had it fermenting at around 65 degree (ambient temp) for 2 weeks. When I was getting ready to bottle, I took a FG and it was 1.020??? That means this beer is only going to be ~2.6% ABV...

I'm not sure what I did wrong but this is discouraging me from doing any more AG batches. Could my mash temp have been too high? extracting a lot of unfermentable sugars? or maybe bad yeast?

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Old 04-02-2012, 05:04 PM   #1887
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Since you already doubt your thermometer, that would be my guess as to where the problem lies. Highly doubt its the yeast - clearly some cells were viable since you fermented from 1.040 to 1.020, and those viable cells would have kept reproducing in the presence of fermentables.

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Old 04-02-2012, 05:35 PM   #1888
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Since you already doubt your thermometer, that would be my guess as to where the problem lies. Highly doubt its the yeast - clearly some cells were viable since you fermented from 1.040 to 1.020, and those viable cells would have kept reproducing in the presence of fermentables.
I just did a batch Saturday ..... my mash was warm too. So if this happens to me os there any way to fix it and boost the abv? Add sugar, dme, vodka lol ?
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:27 PM   #1889
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So I was worried about my high mash temp and unfermentable sugars.
1.041 OG
I just took a reading and was at 1.010. I just brewed if on Saturday. Nottingham worked quick.

It tastes kind of bland maybe I screwed something up. ????
Maybe ill dryhop???

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:27 AM   #1890
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I'm not sure what I did wrong but this is discouraging me from doing any more AG batches. Could my mash temp have been too high? extracting a lot of unfermentable sugars? or maybe bad yeast?
Hey! First AG attempt and you're discouraged from doing more? C'mon man! Did you jump on a bike and ride around the block the first time? If everyone who MIGHT have screwed up a batch decided not to do it again, well, this forum would be dead. Everyone one of us has screwed up at times, whether by own fault or not. Just jump back up, rub some spit on that skinned knee, and get back up on the bike.
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