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Old 03-08-2011, 02:19 AM   #1
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Just completed my first brew yesterday!! Wow what a good time. Question- the last measurement was 1.070, knowing this when do I move to a second fermentor, and then when do I bottle(what measerements do I look for at each step? Also do I have to use a second fermentation?Thanks for answering all my questions so far guess. Can't wait to contribute myself.


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Old 03-08-2011, 02:32 AM   #2
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Are you brewing it as a true lager with lager yeast?


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I don't have the temp control, so I thought I would take the option mentioed on the brew sheet and brew it as a ale. Is this a bad idea?
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If you brew it as an ale, you can probably skip the secondary altogether. Count on 3-4 weeks primary for this big of a beer. The FG should be below 1.020 when done, but possibly it will stop at something a bit higher than that. You want to see two equal measurements a couple days apart before bottling. But even if it's done early, let it stay for 3-4 weeks. The yeast will still be improving your beer.
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