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Old 12-23-2011, 03:40 AM   #1
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Hi All-

Just a play on Newton for the title...
I'm a noob on my first batch. After 9 days in the primary my batch went from OG 1.045 to 1.009. Should I go to the carboy now or wait? It's cloudy & maybe it needs some time in a secondary to clear? It tastes semi-OK so far...


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Old 12-23-2011, 04:01 AM   #2
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No need to go to the carboy. It seems it has finished its fermentation. What style of beer is this? I would bottle/keg it in about another week. After that, if you have fridge space, cold crash it for 2 days and it should clear up just fine.

Once it ages and carbonates, the taste will refine. I have never like my beer out of the carboy - fyi.


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Old 12-23-2011, 04:02 AM   #3
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give it another week then check it out. Won't hurt a thing.

what style beer btw? Also what do you mean it taste semi ok?
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:03 AM   #4
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The style was a kit from DeFalco's.
Cooper's Real Ale based. We used an Ale Pail & fermented at an average of 68.
My ridgeback & I enjoyed the test
I'm all in for another week or more in the primary, I stopped checking hourly days ago so I'm starting to get used to the waiting.
I remember a buddy from years ago that brewed & I helped bottle from time to time. He had a "lost" carboy that must have sat for 9-12 months. We bottled from floor level that night, LOL......
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:22 AM   #5
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Should I just sit on it & wait for another week or two? I'm all for a better tasting, more potent batch
I'm just brewing blind here but it's fun as hell
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:29 AM   #6
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I leave my in the primary for 3 to 4 weeks. I then check gravity. Then bottle.

Thats just me, it seems to work well on all beers except the very high grav ones that I do secondary for several months.
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The correct answer must be pull because gravtiy definitely doesn't suck
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I'm still in ambiguity on that matter.... The force felt is similar, although sucking does provide a better sensation than pulling. I'll have to research further....
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Why you go to DeFalcos when Brew it Yourself is half the distance from where you are?
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If you didn't have temperature control, I'd let it sit for another 2-3 weeks. If you controlled the temperature, you can probably bottle it now.


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