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Old 10-22-2011, 03:14 AM   #1
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ok so i made my first all grain brew seven days ago. og was 1.060. today, seven days later, 1.008. should i bottle? should I let it sit in secondary?

 
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:17 AM   #2
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I would let it sit in the primary for 2 more weeks then bottle to let everything mellow and finish up

 
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:21 AM   #3
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1 more week would be plenty (for me). that's some pretty serious attenuation, makes me wonder. Normally a beer with that starting OG would end at about 1.015 or so (unless you used sugar or honey or such). Good luck, if it doesn't move past that gravity for a couple of days you can bottle.
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:30 AM   #4
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passed is correct (of course). getting a beer down to 1.008 is tough when you start at 1.060. what kind was it, and with what yeast? did you use honey or table sugar?
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:51 AM   #5
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no i added no sugars or honey. it is called wild child mild. nottingham dry yeast. rehydrated and put in a starter with dextrose for three days

 
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:54 AM   #6
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ok, i suspected a mild (except for that og) at that fg. let it sit another 3-4 days, then bottle, carb for 2 weeks, and drink
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:11 AM   #7
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i was kinda shocked at the og myself. i was shooting for 1.05

 
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:00 AM   #8
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Carbed for three weeks. Very slightly carbonated but I already put all in the fridge. Will it get better?

 
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:35 PM   #9
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Sure it'll get better. More importantly, how is it now? Kyle

 
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:20 PM   #10
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Honestly, besides the fact that it didn't carb well. This beer wasn't good. I mean it's strong and tastes like cheap beer. Like old style or something.

 
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