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SkyDog

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Brewed my second batch ever last Sunday. A midwest porter. As I posted mid week, I pitched some Wyeast activator yeast which had frozen and didn't swell in the packet, so I pitched some Munton's dry yeast. Got good activity for about 36 hours after which the foam disappeared and activity appeared to be stopped. I just took a hydrometer reading and it is at 1.14 (after 5-1/2 days) Do you think it will continue to go down if I just let it sit idle, or should I rouse it a bit to stir up the sludge?

Taste is really good right now. Can I expect any change in the taste over the rest of the cycle?

My first batch, a Fat Tire clone, has been in the bottle 20 days and still doesn't have much carbonation, although I've drank about 8 bottles. It's sitting in a dark closet and is at around 64-66 degrees. Should I move it to a little warmer area to speed up the carbonation or just wait another few days to see what happens?

Thanks for all the great feedback. Cheers!

Primary: Midwest Porter
Secondary: empty
Bottled: Midwest Flat Tire Ale
On Deck: Midwest Raspberry Wheat, Midwest Brass Ale, Midwest Honey Weizen
 

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For your first question, what was the OG and predicted FG of the beer? I'd assume you meant to type 1.014 for your current reading, which probably is within a couple points of where is was supposed to finish.

For carbonation. Yes, I'd warm them up to about 70 degrees or so and see if that resolves the issue.
 
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My mistake 1.014 is where it is at. It started at 1.044 and is supposed to get down to 1.010 - 1.012 when finished.
 

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It might drop a couple of more points, but it may not with the Muntons. Either way, it'll be fine. Check it again in a week (if you're not using a clearing tank (secondary) and if it's the same, it's ok to bottle it. If you using a secondary carboy, you can transfer the beer in the next few days if you want.
 
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