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Gremlyn

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Put our first brew into the piggies last night. Overall it went pretty smoothly. Took use a couple of tries to get the Party Pig pouchs inflated properly, but now we know. We did sample a little as well... amazingly enough it tasted like BEER! I wouldn't say it's the best I've ever tasted, but it was flat/room temp. I expect it'll condition a little more in the next week while it carbonates too.

Our FG was a little high, supposed to be ~1.014, and we were right about 1.020. I suspect that our slightly elevated fermentation temp/quick fermentation time is to blame there.

Anyway, cheers! :mug:
 

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welcome to the sickness aka homebrewing. Your beer will taste way better in three weeks! Enjoy!
 

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It kinda sounds like you bottled early. Higher ferm temps wouldn't leave you with a higher gravity than the recipe states as terminal.
 
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It's been two weeks in the fermenter and I also did a check of the gravity a couple of days ago and it didn't change, seems that something else caused it to end early then?
 

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Put our first brew into the piggies last night. Overall it went pretty smoothly. Took use a couple of tries to get the Party Pig pouchs inflated properly, but now we know. We did sample a little as well... amazingly enough it tasted like BEER! I wouldn't say it's the best I've ever tasted, but it was flat/room temp. I expect it'll condition a little more in the next week while it carbonates too.

Our FG was a little high, supposed to be ~1.014, and we were right about 1.020. I suspect that our slightly elevated fermentation temp/quick fermentation time is to blame there.

Anyway, cheers! :mug:
Be careful when you pop the pouch to remove it. They explode with enough force to send scissors flying across the room.
 

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It's been two weeks in the fermenter and I also did a check of the gravity a couple of days ago and it didn't change, seems that something else caused it to end early then?
It seems this 1.020 number is something that people get often, saw a thread here before on that specifically. I haven't gotten stuck there yet myself but some said it would seem to just "pause" for a couple days. Otherwise giving it a minor shake/stir to rouse things up helps get the yeasties back in the act.

Course then again I'm only working on my 3rd batch yet so... :rolleyes:
 

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Be careful when you pop the pouch to remove it. They explode with enough force to send scissors flying across the room.
We have a "specialty tool" for popping the pouches. Loosen the top just enough to fit a wire hanger (bent out straight) into the top, put a towel over it, and pop away. The towel prevents any spray of brew from going all over.

To OP: Congratulations!
 
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