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    Stuck Fermentation?

    Thanks for your help, much appreciated!
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    Stuck Fermentation?

    I missed the thread above your saying I was most likely done. I think you might be right. I guess I was expecting the beer to be a bit stronger but the Brewers Best sheet says the original gravity should have been at 1.034 - 1.038 and the ABV% should be 3.25% - 3.5%. if I am calculating it...
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    Stuck Fermentation?

    The recipe was 3.3 lb Amber LME 1 lb Amber DME 4 oz. of Crystal 60L 4 oz. of Smoked 4 oz. of Chocolate 1 oz. of Roasted Barley .5 oz of bittering hops .5 oz of Aroma hops 1 pack of dry yeast
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    Stuck Fermentation?

    I don't know how else to check to see if it's stuck or not. It's Brewers Best Kit and it does not tell me what the final gravity is supposed to be, just the original gravity.
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    Stuck Fermentation?

    Ahh, okay, thanks, I see that now. Thanks. Any suggestions on what to do to get fermentation going again?
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    Stuck Fermentation?

    I wonder if I am reading the hydrometer wrong, it's different from my last one and as I mentioned, I am very new at this. The hydrometer has several areas on it, I will give you what I am reading and hopefully you can tell me if I am doing it right. The specific gravity starts at 0.990 at...
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    Stuck Fermentation?

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, I am not sure what to do next. I bought a new hydrometer and took a reading. It looks to me that it's only at 1.10. My last hydrometer broke before my last brew session so I don't know what the original gravity was but the Brewers Best kit suggests it should...
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    Stuck Fermentation?

    I didn't check it, my hydrometer broke so I don't know what the original gravity was. I ordered a new one that should arrive at my house today or tomorrow. What is the best way to get a sample of the wort out of the carboy and into the tube that the hydrometer goes in without introducing...
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    Stuck Fermentation?

    I am a pretty new home brewer, just did my 4th batch, it was a Brewers Best Scottish Ale. I brewed it last Sunday, pitched the dry yeast in the evening and last Monday it was bubbling away nicely. I had it setup with a blow off tube going into a bucket. Unfortunately, by last Tuesday, it had...
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    Drank a Beer from My First Batch Tonight

    Hehe, yeah, I was a bit anxious but, I only chilled 2 bottles to try. The rest are going to sit, I will probably try one each weekend but that will still only amount to a couple of bottles.
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    Drank a Beer from My First Batch Tonight

    Yeah, that's a good idea, I will need to mark it before I do my next batch. I expected some bitterness but this is very bitter so it's probably that there wasn't enough water.
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    Drank a Beer from My First Batch Tonight

    I did my first batch of homebrew recently and just tried it tonight. It's only been in the bottle for a week so I think it's probably a bit too early to be drinking but I couldn't wait to try at least one of them. It was a Brewers Best Irish Stout and I expected it to tast like a dry stout...
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    Apartment Brewing, Is It Possible?

    I recently came across this company that sells kits specifically to make small 1 gallon batches for people who don't have a lot of space, I thought it was a pretty interesting idea http://brooklynbrewshop.com/
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    My First Batch of Homebrew and an Overflow Mess

    Whew, that's good news, I was worried that there were too many sugars or that I overfilled the carboy and watered down the wort. Can't wait to drink it.
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    My First Batch of Homebrew and an Overflow Mess

    Saturday was a good day, I made my first batch of homebrew. It was a Brewers Best kit for Irish Stout. I had a blast and can't wait to free up the carboy so I can make another batch :) If you are interested in blogged about this first batch at My First Batch of Homebrew Quick question...
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