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Fg high should I bottle

Postby Newbrew1 » Mon May 06, 2013 6:57 pm

Well guys did a better brew Czech pilsner 13 days ago although the instructions said bottle when fg reaches 1008 and don't leave more than ten days in fv the reading has been steady for three days at 1012 and its been 13 days. The temp has been19-21 therefore should I bottle even though its 1012 or leave longer to see if fg gets any lower :cry:
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Re: Fg high should I bottle

Postby cellone » Mon May 06, 2013 6:58 pm

I'd say yes but others may disagree.
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Re: Fg high should I bottle

Postby Newbrew1 » Mon May 06, 2013 7:20 pm

Yes bottle or yes leave longer :?:
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Re: Fg high should I bottle

Postby timbo41 » Mon May 06, 2013 8:31 pm

Wont do any harm to give it a few more days
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Re: Fg high should I bottle

Postby tazzymutt » Tue May 07, 2013 1:01 pm

I'd rouse it gently, leave it a couple more days and if nothing has changed bottle it.

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Re: Fg high should I bottle

Postby WalesAles » Tue May 07, 2013 11:06 pm

Hello Newbrew1
Hope you cleaned everything this time! Clean, Clean, Clean, Rinse, Rinse, Rinse! You`ve seen my Front room and now there is a cat and Five Kittens in there and I am still making GOOD BEER in there! They used to make BEER in the caves under the Pub `The Olde Trip to Jerusalem` in Nottingham from 1189AD so it can`t be that hard.
Just drunk 2 pints of Wherry with Styrian and 2 pints of Wherry with Crystal, Bloody Lovely mun, now is the ultimate taste test, A PINT OR TWO OF `DITCH`S STOUT 3 GALL` Here we F£kincg Go! Hoppy Days!
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Re: Fg high should I bottle

Postby Monkeybrew » Wed May 08, 2013 6:22 am

Newbrew1 wrote:Well guys did a better brew Czech pilsner 13 days ago although the instructions said bottle when fg reaches 1008 and don't leave more than ten days in fv the reading has been steady for three days at 1012 and its been 13 days. The temp has been19-21 therefore should I bottle even though its 1012 or leave longer to see if fg gets any lower :cry:


Did you make the kit up with the recommended fermentables and brewlength, as this will affect the FG?

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Re: Fg high should I bottle

Postby Newbrew1 » Wed May 08, 2013 1:21 pm

Yes made it up it said on back of pack, just sampled it again and it's still 1012 it's now been fifteen days and its been at 1012 for the last five days
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Re: Fg high should I bottle

Postby tteknulp » Wed May 08, 2013 1:42 pm

Hi , Id say bottle it up , chances are it wont go much lower ? if any . 1012 is quite good
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Re: Fg high should I bottle

Postby Newbrew1 » Wed May 08, 2013 1:54 pm

I am going to bottle it tomorrow will give it 1 extra day you never know
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Re: Fg high should I bottle

Postby Monkeybrew » Wed May 08, 2013 3:57 pm

Newbrew1 wrote:Yes made it up it said on back of pack, just sampled it again and it's still 1012 it's now been fifteen days and its been at 1012 for the last five days


Definitely sounds like it's finished fermenting then, so bottle away.

Certainly doesn't sound stuck. The stated figure of 1.008 is probably based on optimum manufacturing and fermentation conditions, including healthy yeast.

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Planning (Kits): Coopers Pilsner
Planning (AG): AG#14 - Landrace Bock

FV1:

Drinking:
Sundew Lager/APA Hybrid - 4.8%
AG#11 - WGV Premium Bitter - 4.1%
Flymo Lager - 2.9%
AG#12 - Vienna Blonde - 4.1%
Conditioning:
Perle Euro Lager - 4.7%
Sundew Sumcoe AIPA - 6.9%
Sundew Mosaic AIPA - 6.9%
AG#13 - Toasted Oatmeal Stout - 5.2%

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Re: Fg high should I bottle

Postby Newbrew1 » Wed May 08, 2013 4:30 pm

Cheers guys for all your advice
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