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Old 10-10-2009, 01:52 AM   #1
Aug 2009
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It has been 13 days and my hydrometer reads 1.018 started at 1.060. I know I need to take another reading in a few days but man this tastes good. ( clouldn't just dump the sample could I?)

Can't wait to bottle.

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Old 10-10-2009, 01:59 AM   #2
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never dump the sample it's alcohol abuse! :P

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Old 10-10-2009, 02:12 AM   #3
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Always drink the sample so you can get used to/learn what it's supposed to taste like at various stages.

At 75% attenuation your brew will be done at 1.015.
HB Bill

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Old 10-10-2009, 05:44 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by cvstrat View Post
never dump the sample it's alcohol abuse! :P

Don't dump the sample. Even our flat warm beer tastes good.

SWMBO won't drink anything until it's carbonated, but that's her thing. I need to (and want to) see how the beer progresses. And to me, it tastes good at every point of the process, whether it's "done" or not.
Harsh Bitterness Experiment

Primary: Not until fall :(
Bottle: English Barleywine
On Deck: Session APA, Vanilla Oatmeal Stout

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Old 10-10-2009, 09:12 AM   #5
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Don't dump welcome

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Old 10-10-2009, 01:35 PM   #6
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I love sample day. After tasting I get either real excited or real worried about my batch.
Usually they turn out great in the end.
On Deck:
Primary: Hefe
On Tap: Backporch IPA, Rosemary Pale Ale

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