Ok, we took a Final Gravity reading today on this recipe:
Shoultz-Meyer Brewery Don't call me Hefe
Weizen/Weissbier - Extract
Briess Bavarian Wheat Liquid Extract 6 lbs, 8 oz
Saaz, Czech Pellets 1 oz @ 60 mins
Danstar Munich 1 ea
1.044 - 1.052
1.010 - 1.014
8 - 15
2 - 8
4.30 - 5.60
When we took our Original Gravity reading, it was high at 1.060. After 7 days in the fermenter, we are at 1.021. We were told this beer ferments kinda fast at 7 to 10 days, and thats why we started with this one.
Given our numbers, what kind of FG should we be looking at. When do we know when the beer is ready to be bottled? I assume when the FG readings don't change and are consistant?
We each tried a sip of our beer today after we took the hydrometer readings, and it was surprsingly good! It kinda tasted like flat beer, a little lighter on flavor than I thought, with a hint of citrus and bannana flavor. I liked it!
Once we get it bottled, how long are we looking at before its drinkable/carbonated? We are hoping to be able to serve it at our superbowl party. Like I said earlier, this beer was picked because of its relatively fast fermentation period. We've been told maybe 3 weeks for carbonation. At this point we are just crossing our fingers on a completed batch for the superbowl party.