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Old 10-08-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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I bottled a Bell's best brown ale clone from byo mag and cracked one today after 10 days. Seems sweet (not malty) took a gravity reading and it's 1.02 what happened? FG at bottling was 1.016

 
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:08 AM   #2
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Seems like it's not done conditioning. Yeast works slower in bottle conditioning. After bottling they now have to work under pressure in an alcoholic solution as well as not having oxygen to get them kick started. Make sure the bottles are nice and warm (70 ish). Ten days really isn't enough time for bottle conditioning. Wait atleast two more weeks.

As far as the hydrometer readings. Dissolved co2 will mess up the readings. That being said a beer that finished at 1.016 is going to be pretty sweet.

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Old 01-18-2013, 12:40 AM   #3
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I bottled a Bell's best brown ale clone from byo mag and cracked one today after 10 days. Seems sweet (not malty) took a gravity reading and it's 1.02 what happened? FG at bottling was 1.016
Well did it age out or are you stuck with sweet brew?

 
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:35 AM   #4
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I have only had two that have been carbed. It is still sweet. Going to really zit down and analyze the flavor this weekend

 
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