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Old 05-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Hey all, I'm 100% new to brewing and just wondered if my current brew (coopers draught, extract) is looking ok. As I said I'm new to brewing so I've got no idea how my brew should be looking at this point. I've had it fermenting for 4 days now and I just pulled a sample to do a gravity test. All advise is welcome, I did give it a taste test and needles to say it tasted like A$$! But it smells amazing so let me no how she looks, thanks. BnB

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There was actually a lot more head on the last pic but I let the sample sit for about 15 minutes before taking the pics.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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Looks like beer!

 
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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Looks ok so far. But at 4 days,only initial fermentation may be over. It'll slowly ferment down to FG from here. I usually don't test minr till the two week mark. It's typically close to done by then.
And green beer that early on won't taste so good,so no worries there.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:46 PM   #4
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Looks ok so far. But at 4 days,only initial fermentation may be over. It'll slowly ferment down to FG from here. I usually don't test minr till the two week mark. It's typically close to done by then.
And green beer that early on won't taste so good,so no worries there.
Two weeks?! I was under the impression it was going to be done after one week of fermentation and two weeks of being bottled

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:16 AM   #5
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Two weeks?! I was under the impression it was going to be done after one week of fermentation and two weeks of being bottled
Yup you are a total noob :-), welcome to the addiction. I personally would leave it 3 weeks then bottle and let them sit 2 more weeks. I did a few of those Coopers kits before moving to AG and they turned out well.

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:30 AM   #6
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Yup you are a total noob :-), welcome to the addiction. I personally would leave it 3 weeks then bottle and let them sit 2 more weeks. I did a few of those Coopers kits before moving to AG and they turned out well.
Yep I told you so haha so eager to taste my new creation! Isnt there a way to tell when the brew is ready by using a hydrometer?

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:43 AM   #7
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Yep I told you so haha so eager to taste my new creation! Isnt there a way to tell when the brew is ready by using a hydrometer?
+1 right there

You get the same reading over a couple days it's done
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:08 AM   #8
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Yep I told you so haha so eager to taste my new creation! Isnt there a way to tell when the brew is ready by using a hydrometer?
Best "noob" comment ever. Your halfway through the battle, now win the war!
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:37 AM   #9
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Two weeks?! I was under the impression it was going to be done after one week of fermentation and two weeks of being bottled
I've done coopers and followed the instructions on the can, turned out ehhhh ok. I since followed advice from here and ignored the instructions. Give it 2/3 wks in primary or 7 days after you get a consistent FG, bottle and WAIT WAIT WAIT. It will be worth it. I bet you try one after a week . No harm if you do as you'll see why u should leave it longer.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:43 PM   #10
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Thanks for the help guys

 
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