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Old 08-19-2009, 04:16 AM   #1
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I put down my second brew last night. A Stout from a tin. Smelled pretty amazing going into the fermenter.

I made sure everything was sterile etc. I used a kilo of regular white sugar. Gave it a taste and took a SG reading before pitching the yeast.

Tasted right and SG was 1060 (is this high?). Less than 24 hours on it's already 1030. But still tastes like it's got a while to go. Should I be worried??

ALso, by my maths by the time the brew reaches an SG of 1006, it'll be 7.7% ABV. Maybe my hydrometer is lying to me?

 
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:23 AM   #2
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No reason to be worried. 1.060 is normal for most types of stouts, although it's unlikely to finish as low as 1.006.

 
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:24 AM   #3
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No reason to be worried. 1.060 is normal for most types of stouts, although it's unlikely to finish as low as 1.006.
Sweet, thanks. Thought that might be the case. Would you suggest leaving it the standard 2 weeks?

 
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:30 AM   #4
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I don't know if two weeks is standard per se, but that sounds like a reasonable amount of time to leave it alone before checking the gravity.

 
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:31 AM   #5
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haha. Maths.

Anyhow, you'll hopefully not get down to 1.006 from 1.060. For a stout, I'd hope for more like 1.012, and you'll get a little less alcohol but much more body.

I would leave it. Don't taste it for another week or so. Resist your urges to mess with it. It will be fine.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:35 AM   #6
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haha. Maths.

Anyhow, you'll hopefully not get down to 1.006 from 1.060. For a stout, I'd hope for more like 1.012, and you'll get a little less alcohol but much more body.

I would leave it. Don't taste it for another week or so. Resist your urges to mess with it. It will be fine.
Yeah, Maths... I'm a total geek hahaha.

Solid, I'll leave at least a week before I take another reading and taste the sample. It's already tasting better than the draught I put down for my first batch.

 
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:47 AM   #7
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What kind of kit?

Kg of tin?

What do the instructions say for OG and SG?

Just curious is all lol.



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Old 08-19-2009, 04:50 AM   #8
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What kind of kit?

Kg of tin?

What do the instructions say for OG and SG?

Just curious is all lol.



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Oh, so sorry. I'm an Australian. It's a Coopers Stout, just a tinned (canned?) wort that you add a Kilogram (kg) or sugar to.

Doesn't really say in the kit about OG and FG. Might have been on the packaging that I threw away

 
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:06 AM   #9
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Oh, so sorry. I'm an Australian. It's a Coopers Stout, just a tinned (canned?) wort that you add a Kilogram (kg) or sugar to.

Doesn't really say in the kit about OG and FG. Might have been on the packaging that I threw away

Yea I meant tinned. Usually on the top of the tin there is a little booklet that has the info on what to do.(albeit not the greatest instructions.) It is usually under the plastic cap with the yeast. It will have the OG and SG.

If you want to really improve the beer you make start doing extract boils. Look at recipes on here and buy unhopped malt extract and hops. Even partial boils will be much better then anything from a tin.

If you have any questions about it you can pm me.

Extract boils will take a little longer but the work is well worth the reward.



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Old 08-19-2009, 11:47 PM   #10
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Ok, just had a look in to see how the stout is going. I've not heard of or seen this before but my stout has bubbled all the way through my airlock.

There's a bunch of foam and brew etc bubbling through. Smells ok.

2 things

Is it infected?

also, is there hope of saving the brew?

 
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