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Old 12-13-2012, 12:18 AM   #1
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I started this thread here

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/ferm...rature-372382/

After I brought the temperature down, the fermentation slowed down considerably and the past several days I have not seen any activity in my airlock. I have taken a hydrometer reading the past 3 days and the FG has not changed from 1.014. The recipe indicates that the FG should be in the 1.010 - 1.012 range. Did I mess up perhaps when I let the temperature get to 78 degrees? Should I let it sit for a few more days? Any suggestions and help are much appreciated!


 
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:24 AM   #2
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FYI. Dec 5 at 12:30 AM is when I took my OG reading and capped my carboy.

 
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:28 AM   #3
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FYI. Dec 5 at 12:30 AM is when I took my OG reading and capped my carboy.
1.014 is not a bad FG. What was the OG? It takes more than you would expect to really mess up your beer. So far it sounds like the ABV might just be a little lower than expected. A lot like my first beer. It was still pretty damn good.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:33 AM   #4
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Its fine...
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I fermented a brown ale at 80 degrees for two weeks. At the end my beer tasted like a belgium tripple not a brown but it was a damn good belgium tripple.

 
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:35 AM   #5
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Og = 1.044

 
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:36 AM   #6
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Should I let it sit for a few more days?

 
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:38 AM   #7
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The beer has cleared considerably and the krausen has disappeared. Because I didn't filter the wort I have some hops floating on the top. I would like to transfer to 2nd bucket and let it clear for a few more days before bottling. Whaddya think?

 
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:43 AM   #8
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You made your beer on 12/5? I would let it sit in the primary a little longer -- you are only one week in. Primary fermentation appears to be complete, if your gravity has stopped dropping at 1.014 over a 3 day period. That is fine. However, the yeast is still working, cleaning up some off flavors.

A rule of thumb that works for me: keep your beer in the primary fermenter for 2 weeks. Mind you -- every beer is a little different, but you want to be patient.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:43 AM   #9
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Bottle it.



Really, bottle it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:46 AM   #10
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Thanks hercher. So I will transfer to 2nd bucket next Wednesday. How long should I let it sit in the 2nd bucket before bottling? Patience is something that I have never had but I have certainly chosen a hobby that requires them.

 
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