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Old 06-28-2013, 11:48 AM   #351
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how long after i add the watermelon juice do i have to wait before bottling/kegging?
I assume when your gravity readings are at 1.019 three days in a row. Or something very close to it??
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:31 PM   #352
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I've been keeping track of my gravity readings since I transferred it to the secondary carboy and added the watermelon juice. Everyday for the past 4 days it has been reading a 6 on my refractometer and I don't feel like it is going to go down any more. I plan on bottling on Sunday and want to know if its ok to bottle with a gravity around 1.020-24?

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Old 06-28-2013, 10:21 PM   #353
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First pull from this years keg. Such a great beer!

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Old 06-29-2013, 07:40 PM   #354
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omg... I just popped open my test bottle and took a sip. O_O ... This beer is amazing. Cheers to you, Dubbel Dach! Thanks for the great recipe! I'm a huge fan of 21A's Hell or High, but this is a step beyond that beer. I used 8 cups of watermelon juice only, no extract. I tasted a homebrewed watermelon wheat ale with extract in it the other week at a beer fest and couldn't take more than 2 sips. This beer tastes so fresh and clean... I love it!!!

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Old 07-01-2013, 12:07 AM   #355
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how long after i add the watermelon juice do i have to wait before bottling/kegging?
if the beer is at 80F, and started bubbling again as soon as i added the watermelon juice...do you think 24 hours is long enough before bottling? i'm not taking FG readings
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:25 PM   #356
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if the beer is at 80F, and started bubbling again as soon as i added the watermelon juice...do you think 24 hours is long enough before bottling? i'm not taking FG readings
No give it at least a week. I just bottled mine in Sunday. Waiting till the 4th to crack one open!!
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:44 PM   #357
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I have my babies bottled and ready to go. I'm getting antsy and was wondering if 2 days if enough before I can drink it? Any thoughts on it.. It's been bottled since sunday the 30th.

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Old 07-03-2013, 01:30 PM   #358
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I have my babies bottled and ready to go. I'm getting antsy and was wondering if 2 days if enough before I can drink it? Any thoughts on it.. It's been bottled since sunday the 30th.
Do you mean you are bottle carbonating and they were bottled 2 days ago? Well, you can drink them anytime, but if you want them to be carbonated - waait 3 weeks at 70F.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:14 PM   #359
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Had a keg of this ready to go for the 4th. People sucked it dry. Great recipe.

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:52 PM   #360
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Just noticed this has 2 weeks in secondary, is this so the beer can clear up after the watermelon sugars are fermented? Also how big of a difference will temp make, my beer sits around 74 degrees in the closet I use.

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