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Old 04-14-2008, 03:58 AM   #11
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#3 with a +1 on ignoring the instructions. Use 1-2-3 as a good rule of thumb:

1 week in the primary fermenter
2 weeks in the secondary fermenter
3 weeks in the bottle (@72*)

Don't have a secondary? Then it's just 3 in the primary and 3 in the bottle.

Note: You have a hydrometer. Don't bottle until it's at the target gravity (1.006-1.014)

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Old 04-14-2008, 10:29 PM   #12
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Thanks for the info-- does anyone know why the starting gravity was so high??

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Old 04-14-2008, 10:35 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by beerguy76
Thanks for the info-- does anyone know why the starting gravity was so high??
It probably actually wasn't really that high, a lot of beginning extract brewers don't sufficiently stir their boiled with their top off water...And that cause off readings....We've ALL done that at least once.

Best bet is to thoroughly stir/agitate the wort and water (which also oxyginates it for the yeasties), take a hydro reading, THEN pitch your yeast.
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