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Old 06-24-2013, 04:04 PM   #11
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Def keep the bottles at 70F or a lil better. low 60's would be too cool & the beer either won't carbonate,or will take a long time. Mine go dormant at low 60's in bottles. The one thing to remember here is that normal yeast temp ranges don't apply to bottled beer. Save for the lower ranges.
And def don't follow the time lines in direction sheets. They're typically short. In 5 days,most often as not,only initial fermentation is done. It'll then slowly,uneventfully creep down to FG. Then give it 3-7 days after that to clean up & settle out clear or slightly misty. Then prime & bottle.


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Old 06-24-2013, 08:15 PM   #12
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Make sure you calibrate your hydrometer with distilled water. There is a chance you are fine and your hydrometer is off. I brewed two batches before I realized my hydrometer was off. I never had any bottle bombs but the last 10 or so bottles were very carbonated and I had to pour them very slowly.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:24 PM   #13
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If you are worried about bombs then wait a weekish or 2 after you bottle and then try one. If it's a cood carbonation level then (if you can) put as many or all of your bottles in the refrigerator. That should stop things from fermenting.
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