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Old 01-19-2013, 10:55 PM   #1
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My hef has been fermenting 9 days it has been kept at a steady 68 degrees.. SG was 1048 I took reading now 1014. Should I bottle?
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:18 PM   #2
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The best way to tell is taste it. If it tastes right to you then bottle it. If it tastes young still then wait a little.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:07 AM   #3
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The best way to tell is taste it. If it tastes right to you then bottle it. If it tastes young still then wait a little.
What exactly do you mean by young???
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:09 AM   #4
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What exactly do you mean by young???
ignore that advice... the BEST and ONLY way you should be testing is with a hydrometer. bottle when it's reached or is around it's final gravity by testing with TWO consecutive gravity readings 3 days or more apart... if stable. THEN and ONLY then bottle

 
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:12 AM   #5
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I ended up drink test sample and it was delicious. Had a body like Widmer HEF and nice german hef flavor like a schneider weisse HEF. Delicious!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:20 AM   #6
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ignore that advice... the BEST and ONLY way you should be testing is with a hydrometer. bottle when it's reached or is around it's final gravity by testing with TWO consecutive gravity readings 3 days or more apart... if stable. THEN and ONLY then bottle
thanks.. SG was 1048 Rightnow its 1.012.. Ill check in two days if same imma bottle..
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:21 AM   #7
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thanks.. SG was 1048 Rightnow its 1.012.. Ill check in two days if same imma bottle..
yup, that's a good plan.... simple wheat beers like Hefe's ferment out fast and can be bottled in 11-14 days usually. although that's not ALWAYS the case. my last batch took a full 2 weeks to just finish fermenting so I bottled about 18 days into it.

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Old 02-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #8
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Im about to begin with one called EDME Superbrew Gold Weizen, says OG: 1040 - 1044, excuse my ignorance but does that mean I wait to see my hydrometer read 1040?

 
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Im about to begin with one called EDME Superbrew Gold Weizen, says OG: 1040 - 1044, excuse my ignorance but does that mean I wait to see my hydrometer read 1040?
It means that when ur done with boil either extract or if you all grain that the gravity reading before fermentation will be 1040 to 1044
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:58 PM   #10
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Im about to begin with one called EDME Superbrew Gold Weizen, says OG: 1040 - 1044, excuse my ignorance but does that mean I wait to see my hydrometer read 1040?
OG stands for original gravity, the specific gravity before the yeast have had their way with it. If you are brewing using extract and have your quantities correct, this is the gravity you will have regardless of what your hydrometer says. It's really common for those who use top off water to show a different OG. This is because the wort is very difficult to get mixed properly. Don't worry if it happens, your major concern would be that the beer ends up totally fermented out and you check that with the hydrometer.

 
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