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Old 01-26-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Started my first kit two weeks ago (click). It's sitting in the carboy and airlock activity is nil. SG was 1.048 and current gravity is 1.020. I've never done beer before so do I just add the carbing sugar when the SG stops dropping and bottle? or is there an actual gravity value I'm shooting for?


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Old 01-26-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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yeah. Its not done yet. what temp are you fermenting at?


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sitting pretty at 62 degrees currently
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You should take two sg readings two or three days apart - see if the gravity is stable. Also, I normally leave it in primary for three weeks before bottling. Your gravity is a little high, but not that unusual for an extract.
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gotcha. I'll keep taking readings over the next week. Assuming it stays the same, then I prime and bottle?
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gotcha. I'll keep taking readings over the next week. Assuming it stays the same, then I prime and bottle?
Pretty much, but I wouldn't take a lot of samples - just two samples 2 - 3 days apart. I open the fermenter as little as possible to minimize contamination risk.
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Warm that beer up to the low 70's for a few days and see if the yeast don't wake up and bring the gravity down some more.


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