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Old 11-10-2012, 12:42 PM   #171
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Brewed this last week. After 9 days primary the gravity is at 1.030.
OG was 1.052. Is it time to rack to secondary and cold crash or should I give it some more time in primary?

On a side note: tasted the sample I took for measuring gravity, and this seems to be turning out extremely well, really smooth and balanced!
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:08 PM   #172
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Brewed this last week. After 9 days primary the gravity is at 1.030.
OG was 1.052. Is it time to rack to secondary and cold crash or should I give it some more time in primary?

On a side note: tasted the sample I took for measuring gravity, and this seems to be turning out extremely well, really smooth and balanced!
1.030 is too high! Did you double check the reading with the hydrometer tested in water?

If it's 1.030, it should taste pretty cloyingly sweet.
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1.030 is too high! Did you double check the reading with the hydrometer tested in water?

If it's 1.030, it should taste pretty cloyingly sweet.
Yes, I`ve tested the hydrometer, and it is accurate.
There was some sweetness left, but really not overwhelming.

At what gravity should I rack to secondary?
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Yes, I`ve tested the hydrometer, and it is accurate.
There was some sweetness left, but really not overwhelming.

At what gravity should I rack to secondary?
When it's done, or at least lower than 1.020.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:52 AM   #175
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I am currently pouring this beer. Although I've never tried this type of beer before, my batch is pretty bad - tastes rather "earthy" and not pleasant. I think my fermentation temps were a little high (64F) but it's definitely not sulphury..
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I am currently pouring this beer. Although I've never tried this type of beer before, my batch is pretty bad - tastes rather "earthy" and not pleasant. I think my fermentation temps were a little high (64F) but it's definitely not sulphury..
Hmmm, I don't know why it'd be "earthy" unless it was infected or had another issue. Northern Brewer hops are sort of a minty/woody flavor, but not dirty tasting or like fuggle hops.
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Yeah not sure what's going on. I had a single bottle in the fridge for about 3 days, had it tonight, tasted a bit better but the aftertaste is letting it down. It's gotta be something I did wrong along the line somewhere.
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Would Warrior hops really change the profile of CA Common if used as bittering hop? My gut says no, but never brewed a CA before.
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Or US Magnum for that matter...?
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warrior and magnum are both neutral enough that you shouldn't notice much difference if they are just used for a 60min bittering addition as long as you adjust to compensate for the different AA% and target the same IBU
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