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Old 09-18-2012, 12:05 AM   #11
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:09 AM   #12
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Pitch + 27 hours, came home to a happy bubbling airlock and 70F in my Cool Brewing bag. 78 in the house, looks like the bag is working as advertised without having to need a messy tub of water for a swamp cooler. Mmmm, good times....
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:09 PM   #13
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Here's a discussion about rehydrating yeast: http://koehlerbeer.com/2008/06/07/re...-clayton-cone/

 
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:23 PM   #14
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Day 7: Popped the top to check FG. Looks fine visually, some random floaters on the surface but quite clear and amber. Pulled a sample with a Fermtech Thief, neat little tool and doesn't waste your sample when you're done. SG was 1.046, FG today was 1.015, unless I'm reading or calculating wrong that's only about 4% ABV. After putting most of the sample back in the bucket, I had a taste. Not bad at all, the bride thought so as well. From here, 2-3 more weeks and then keg. Though I'm halfway tempted to pull some now to fill a couple of bottles to finish and taste before the kegging.

Overall seems like everything is going along nicely. I did hope for a higher ABV, but the instructions listed expected OG and FG readings right in line with finishing at about 4% ABV. What might I do next time to 'kick it up a notch' or two with the same kit?
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:32 PM   #15
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Let it sit like you said... You may not be at terminal gravity yet. 1.015 is still pretty high to finish on a 1.046 OG beer. I think it'll drop several more points, and letting it bulk condition will improve the flavor. Tough on your first brew, but patience will pay off.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:00 PM   #16
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Doc,
No question, it's staying in the fermenter. Just thinking about bottling a few ahead of kegging it to see any difference with priming sugar versus forced carb.

Don't know if the FG is going down further. The kit said 1.042 OG and 1.012 FG, other than shifting .003 my range is identical. Planning on checking in another week, if steady might bottle a few and let them age from there.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:16 PM   #17
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Sounds good! Wait till FG is stable before bottling so as not to make bottle bombs. You seem to have a good handle on this though. Welcome back!
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:24 PM   #18
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Yeah, but you're an idiot. Can I have your autograph?

For those of you that found that insulting, RDWHAHB....

Search his posts, and help him get a beer named in honor of idiots everywhere.

We now return you to my regularly scheduled thread....
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:35 PM   #19
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Yes it does! I would be very careful while reading the idiot thread he mentioned, your nose will appreciate it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:01 PM   #20
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Found it....OUCH!

 
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