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Old 06-13-2011, 08:12 PM   #291
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How long did it take to get to .994?
For me I went from 1.081 to .993 at a month and a couple days.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:24 PM   #292
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For me I went from 1.081 to .993 at a month and a couple days.
Ok ... Thanks for that. Mine started 5 weeks ago. I think it has stalled
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:49 PM   #293
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Just had a peek at the temperature and it's 72 degrees. I wonder if it could benefit from a heating belt?
No, that's plenty warm enough. I bet the acidity has been inhospitable to the yeast. If it is still at the same FG next week, it'd be ok to bottle.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:03 PM   #294
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No, that's plenty warm enough. I bet the acidity has been inhospitable to the yeast. If it is still at the same FG next week, it'd be ok to bottle.
Thanks.

Even if it's not clear?

Do you suggest I put campden tablets and sorbate?

I would gather that if it is done and I do bottle it, it will be carbonated as it still has bubbles. Win/ win for me
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Thanks.

Even if it's not clear?

Do you suggest I put campden tablets and sorbate?

I would gather that if it is done and I do bottle it, it will be carbonated as it still has bubbles. Win/ win for me
I'd rather it was clear- but if not, you could wait it out if you want to. If you want to carbonate it, don't use campden and sorbate. If you're not carbonating, it's not a bad idea to use it.
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I'd rather it was clear- but if not, you could wait it out if you want to. If you want to carbonate it, don't use campden and sorbate. If you're not carbonating, it's not a bad idea to use it.
Ok... Just so I'm clear.

- Currently it seems to have stalled at 1.012.

- There seems to be a burp in the airlock once every 30 seconds or so.

- I see tiny bubbles going up the side (towards the neck)

- It is clearing but it is not see through.

What option do you suggest:

1) wait it out and let it clear (then do option 2

2) put campden tablets and now then back sweeten and bottle now.

Question: Since there are tiny bubbles, if I do bottle now will it be carbonated or will the bubbles settle.

3) rack off the lees and then do step 1 or 2.

I hope this is not too confusing, just not sure what the best thing to do is.

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Old 06-14-2011, 01:19 AM   #297
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Just checked reading and it is still at 1.012

It taste good. Has a slight yeast taste, but it's faint. You can taste the lemon. Also, has a slight bitter taste; kind of like lemon rind.

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Just checked reading and it is still at 1.012

It taste good. Has a slight yeast taste, but it's faint. You can taste the lemon. Also, has a slight bitter taste; kind of like lemon rind.
Can you put it somewhere cold? That will clear it faster. I think if it's still at 1.012, it's not going to go any lower. The acidic environment can poison the yeast. It should taste pretty good at 1.012.
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Can you put it somewhere cold? That will clear it faster. I think if it's still at 1.012, it's not going to go any lower. The acidic environment can poison the yeast. It should taste pretty good at 1.012.
I think it's in the coldest place in the house.

What about using some clearing liquid you can buy at the brewing store?
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Also, should I rack it off the lees?

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