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Old 11-29-2012, 03:01 AM   #21
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suck back from change in pressure and/or temperature most likely. nothing to worry about. in the future, consider using cheap vodka or some star-san water to fill it. that will help prevent possible contamination from water.

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:45 AM   #22
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will do! thanks.

 
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:49 PM   #23
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well its been 7 days so i took my readings last night... not sure what any of this means. i just know that if the gravity stays the same for 3 or 4 days im good to bottle?

heres what i got...

6% sugar (balling)
20 specific gravity @60*
6% potential alcohol by vol

also a friend gave me something called a refractometer? it looks like a kaleidoscope sort of thing that you put two drops of the beer on, then look into and it gives you a reading? think he said it gives specific gravity?

9 on 0 - 25%

btw this is a honeycomb amber

 
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:05 PM   #24
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I trust by "20",you mean 1.020? If so,it isn't done yet.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:51 PM   #25
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I trust by "20",you mean 1.020? If so,it isn't done yet.
not really sure... first time reading a hydrometer... now im going to have to go grab it and look at it lol.

what am i looking for/what do i do?

 
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #26
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well this is embarrassing! haha... it was late and i had a few, doing other hobbies last night... it does indeed, mean 1.020... i didnt see the scale on the top or at 1.050 or 1.100

 
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Ok,looking at the SG scale,"1.000" is water at the temp the hydrometer you have says is the temp of water when you check it. Then you see long lines with 10,20,30,40,etc with smaller lines that denote 2,4,6,8. You read a straight line through the meniscus,or where the liquid curves up the side of the hydrometer. So the liquid level on the 20 line would read as "1.020".
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:20 PM   #28
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yesir, thats what i did... is there a chart or something i can use to know what my goal is? ive been searching these forums for a week to no avail for a tutorial or something.

 
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Not that I know of. But the beer recipe instructions should give the OG/FG range.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:48 AM   #30
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good call, the recipe has the following ratings that i had no clue what they meant, until a second look...

SG 1062
FG 1014
13 SRM (no clue what that means... sugars?)
21 IBU (though the hopps taste when i drew my hydro sample last night, was far stronger than i anticipated)

so, im assuming the FG is 1.014?

what should the beer have looked like when i opened it up? it looked rather flat, and that there wasnt much of any activity... is that normal? and i understand its going to be flat as in non carbonated... i mean flat as in not fermenting? idk, this is all so new, im still learning. i hope my questions arent annoying.

 
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