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Old 11-17-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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So I check FG last night on my ipa batch. OG was 1.078 unadjusted for temp 1.080 for temp... FG is at 1.014 adjusted... 8.8%... somewhere I messed up I'm thinking...

Think its going to need a while to condition.



 
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:22 AM   #2
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Extract or all grain? Did you top off? Is this a kit?



 
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:32 AM   #3
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extract. and i'm certain it was due to lack of topping off enough

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:59 AM   #4
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Did you top off until you had 5 gallons? If not that could explain the high gravity.

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:25 AM   #5
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Is the sample tasty?

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:53 AM   #6
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It has a great citrus cent and actually a pretty good taste for being 10 days old.

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:12 AM   #7
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For something 8.8% it will prolly take at LEAST 2 months to mellow out the alcohol. I made a Belgian Saison that ended up being 10% and after 8 months in the bottle, it has an amazingly complex flavor.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:20 AM   #8
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I think it depends on the kind of beer and the flavor profile of the beer. If this is an IPA then it could actually be very good in 4 weeks if it doesn't taste like rocket fuel now. I have had a 7.8 percent IPA turn out great with just the three weeks to carb it up in the bottle. I would shoot for having that be a nice beer for new years. I am dry hopping a 10% IIPA tomorrow and other than it being a bit hot and a tad green it is quite delicious. I expect to enjoy one in approx 4 weeks.

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:46 PM   #9
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Yeah the sip I had was a little "hot" but had a nice IPA flavor. I'm hoping to give it another few days then bottle it next week.

My car bomb stout is currently on day 12 of bottling. Tried one on day 7 and it was actually pretty good...

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:07 PM   #10
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Do you plan on dryhopping it?



 
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