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Old 05-21-2008, 07:01 PM   #21
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Just kegged this and I hit an OG of 1.055 and brewed it on 4/26/08 and kegged and checked FG today (5/21/08) and it was a little high of 1.026. Almost a month in primary.

Tasted great.

Should I have any issues with the FG of 1.026, it should be around 1.015? I know I should have checked graivty before I kegged it, but to late now!!!!
No you will be fine, you kegged it. If bottled and it started back up, then yes. Kegged you can adjust the carb rate.


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Old 05-21-2008, 08:19 PM   #22
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I bought it like two weeks ago on sale. Brewed up 10 gal of it this past Saturday AG and had an OG of 1.064. Think I'll let it sit for a month then rack it onto real berries not the extract that came with the kit.
how many pounds of berries will you rack onto? im doing a 5 gal bacth and i deffinitly would rather use real berries


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I kegged mine yesterday, I tried a small sample today. It's not carbed completely yet. I did notice the raspberry taste was almost like wax or something, does the taste change much as it ages? I think I liked it better without the raspberry.
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did you use real rasberries or the extract?
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:14 PM   #25
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I used the extract. I used it twice in the past (apricot and blackberry) and swore I wouldn't use it again because it has some kind of chemical taste to it. I read all the great things about the chocolate raspberry stout so I used the extract anyway. I'm kind of wishing I skipped it.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:17 PM   #26
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Does this recipe have lactose or milk chocolate in it? I only ask because im lactose intolerant and want to check this out
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how many pounds of berries will you rack onto? im doing a 5 gal bacth and i deffinitly would rather use real berries
When using friut I go one pound per gallon. So I will be using 10 pounds.
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If I remember right, it does not.
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Nope, just base malt, chocolate malt and rasberry extract.

Mine is getting kegged as soon as the next keg kicks
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It also has an ounce of unsweetened cocoa to be tossed in with 5 minutes left in the boil.



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