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  • Posted in thread: Day 24, stuck at 1.02 on 06-04-2014 at 03:35 AM
    Just to close this out, I took a FG reading with a hydrometer and came up with 1.011 - which
    was my target FG. Beer still tastes too sweet, but I'll see how it rounds out with carb and
    time.

  • Posted in thread: Day 24, stuck at 1.02 on 06-03-2014 at 06:26 PM
    I'll take a hydrometer tonight, then. If all good from there, I will cold crash for 24 hours
    and keg... finally.

  • Posted in thread: Day 24, stuck at 1.02 on 06-03-2014 at 06:04 PM
    I thought so, that's usually the case in about 90% of "stuck" fermentation threads.
    Refractometers are not accurate when alcohol is present so you can't use them after
    fermentation has begun without a...

  • Posted in thread: Day 24, stuck at 1.02 on 06-03-2014 at 05:43 PM
    Are you using a refractometer for the FG reading?Yes.I threw a space heater in my ferm chamber
    this morning to help speed up the warm-up process. As it warmed up, I saw a little activity in
    the airloc...

  • Posted in thread: Day 24, stuck at 1.02 on 06-03-2014 at 12:06 PM
    Thanks guys. It's been a good lesson in when to take gravity readings, and that's preferably
    not when kegs are cleaned and sanitized with gelatin pitched only to realize it's not time.
    I'll give it a ...

  • Posted in thread: Day 24, stuck at 1.02 on 06-03-2014 at 05:52 AM
    I'm brewing a Red Ale (extract with steeping grains) that had an OG of 1.04 and an expected FG
    of 1.011 according to BeerSmith. Yeast is Nottingham.I got everything ready to keg today on Day
    24 after ...

  • Posted in thread: How fast should pressure drop? on 04-18-2013 at 11:25 PM
    Assuming no leaks...If I hit about 5 gallons of uncarbonated water with 18-20psi for a couple
    minutes, and then shut the CO2 off - how long should it take the water to absorb the
    carbonation (constant...

  • Posted in thread: IBU too high? on 03-22-2013 at 03:06 AM
    Oh my, I'm cracking up over here.This wasn't a Bavarian Wheat kit, Bavarian wheat LME is all
    they had left in stock and he picked some ingredients that he thought would go well with it, so
    yeah, it wa...

  • Posted in thread: IBU too high? on 03-22-2013 at 01:55 AM
    I went to my LBHS to pick up some ingredients for my next brew, and I asked the employee for
    recommendations as I'm not at the point of being able to pick and choose for myself.Anyhow, I
    ended up gett...

  • Posted in thread: Tubing Mismatch? on 03-20-2013 at 03:18 PM
    I'm part-way through yet another tank of CO2 attempting to find a leak in my rig, and I was
    wondering if a tubing mismatch could cause a leak. The tubing that was used for the gas line in
    my setup is ...

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