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Post by big yogi » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:05 am

hi guys
I have made a 46 ltr batch of IPA in 2 23 ltr fermenting buckets both with safeale s-04.
my sg was 1050 and 2 weeks later it's sitting at 1010 but still has krausen on top of both buckets.
Im hoping to dry hop for 5 days, my temperature started at 18 deg and i raised the temp to 20 deg after 10 days but still has not dropped.
Will i transfer to secondary or just wait? advice would be appreciated guys.

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Re: safeale-s04

Post by Jocky » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:18 am

It's done. Dry hop it.

For now the krausen is protecting the beer for you. When you're ready to bottle or keg you can stick a racking came through the krausen.
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Re: safeale-s04

Post by LeeH » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:21 am

Forget the secondary, it just another step to oxygenate/infect/drop your beer.

It’s generally accepted that dry hopping towards the end of fermentation is a positive thing as the remaining active yeast will drive off any small traces of O2 in the leaf. Without driving off those delicate aromas/oils.

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Re: safeale-s04

Post by gobuchul » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:21 am

I would say that's done.

The "quarter points" rule is a good guide for expected final gravity. OG - 1050, FG is a quarter of 50, so about 1012. 1010 is very good attenuation of around 79%. Should be about 5.2% ABV.

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Re: safeale-s04

Post by big yogi » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:26 pm

thanks guys
I will dry hop now for 5 days

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