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    Refermentation in bottle - pitching rate?

    bottle carbonation, yes. The OG is 1.086 and FG after 8 days in the primary is 1.020 (77% attenuation). I was shooting for 1.011 but have come to find out that the large amount of extract I used may well have too many long chain sugars for the yeast to handle at this point. I may not have...
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    Refermentation in bottle - pitching rate?

    I am going to try my first attempt at refermenting in bottle. Does anyone have experience with this? What is the normal pitching rate? I plan on using liquid yeast (WLP 550). I have a 5g batch of strong dark Belgian. For example, should I add one vial of yeast with the priming sugar before...
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    How to take gravity reading from glass carboy?

    I've racked to my secondary glass carboy and need to take a gravity reading in a few days. Does anyone have an easier way of doing this than siphoning? I saw a product called a Wine Theif that supposedly does something like this - anyone have experience with it? thanks! d
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    Gravity reading from glass carboy?

    Brilliant. Duh. Muchas gracias, beermigo.
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    Gravity reading from glass carboy?

    I've racked to my secondary glass carboy and need to take a gravity reading in a few days. Does anyone have an easier way of doing this than siphoning? I saw a product called a Wine Theif that supposedly does something like this - anyone have experience with it? thanks! d
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