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Old 02-22-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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I take mine anywhere between 2 to 4 weeks in. Usually 3 or 4 weeks. My last couple batches have been at around 6 weeks.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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I actually stopped measuring altogether a long time ago. Got my routine down and hit the estimates every time, so now I save the trouble and just keg after 3 or 4 weeks primary.

 
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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When I first started brewing, I took one after 1 week to ensure there wasn't a stuck fermentation, etc, and one before packaging.

Once I got about 10 batches under my belt, I moved to one just prior to packaging. I have a precision hydrometer and it takes about 12-13 oz beer to fill the tube. I was more confident in the process and didn't want to waste a beer!

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Old 02-22-2012, 02:35 PM   #4
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When I first started brewing, I took one after 1 week to ensure there wasn't a stuck fermentation, etc, and one before packaging.

Once I got about 10 batches under my belt, I moved to one just prior to packaging. I have a precision hydrometer and it takes about 12-13 oz beer to fill the tube. I was more confident in the process and didn't want to waste a beer!

Cheers

Yeah that's basically what I'm doing too, just give it a check before I keg it.
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