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Old 10-07-2009, 03:03 AM   #1
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Hi Guys, Ive had my first ginger beer kit in the fermenter now for 8 days. Its been bubbling away nicely and have taken a couple of gravity readings. Yesterday it read 1.004 and today 1.002. It started out at 1.024 so looking forward to a slightly alcoholic brew. Even though the readings are low and my hydrometer says its ok to bottle should I still wait since the reading is still dropping. I want it to be nice and fizzy but not explosive. Couldnt find to many others brewing ginger beer on here so hopefully someone out there may have some advice. Thanks.

 
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:12 AM   #2
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you need to wait until you get the same gravity reading for at least 3 days in a row.

 
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for that. So same theory as for normal beer then i guess. It was just the low readings gave me a little hope for bottling today. My only other and first ever brew never got lower than 1.014 so was quite excitted to see a normal finishing gravity level. Cheers

 
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Old 10-07-2009, 04:07 AM   #4
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What's the recipe?
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:12 AM   #5
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Thanks for that. So same theory as for normal beer then i guess. It was just the low readings gave me a little hope for bottling today. My only other and first ever brew never got lower than 1.014 so was quite excitted to see a normal finishing gravity level. Cheers
No problem. The rules are sort of the same, you want to make sure the yeast have had plenty of time to do their thing in any fermentation.

 
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:52 AM   #6
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The recipe is simple. One Coopers Ginger Beer Kit with 1.2kg's of sugar added and about 12g of yeast in 20 litres of water. Im looking forward to being more adventurous in the future and creating a mix of my own.

 
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