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Old 12-09-2012, 02:49 AM   #1
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Just bottled my stout and the kit stated that the final SG would be around 1.010 and in reality it is closer to 1.020. Just wondering if this difference could cause a problem. The beer went into the fermenter at the right SG.

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Old 12-09-2012, 02:52 AM   #2
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Wouldn't be a problem unless the beer wasn't finished yet. Consecutive readings help determine if the beer is completely finished yet, otherwise you could have bottle bombs. What was the recipe and yeast used ?


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Old 12-09-2012, 04:45 AM   #3
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You need at least 2 matching readings 24-48 hours apart to know that the beer is done...There are circumstances where it can start back up but generally after 2 days of the numbers not moving, it is done. 1.020 is high but not out of range for most stout's.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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I used a kit from MidWest. Followed directions to a t, I am sure it was ready to bottle it just seemed a little off.


Thanks for the info, I guess we will see how it goes.
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