1st brew question
Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:59 PM
Did another reading this evening and it was 1014 again.
Controlled fermentation of 19-20 degrees.
I have given the fermenter a little swirl to see if I can activate yeast as I thought FG needs to be 1010.
Am I overthinking it?
Is it ready to bottle?
Have I ruined it by swirling it?
Hardest thing is being patient with being first brew but I'm happy to leave and bottle at 2 week mark.
Thanks in advance. Any info will be great
Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:11 PM
Take a sample of tap water and check your hydrometer - it may just be badly calibrated. Chill the water to 20C if this is the temp that your were checking the brew at. If in any doubt leave the brew for a second week before bottling - it will give the yeast time to drop out and clean up after itself and reward you with better beer. Chances are you have ruined nothing - chill and have a beer!
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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:20 PM
Thought I was overthinking it.
Cheers for the advice mate
Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:07 AM
Edited by Leyther, 09 January 2017 - 07:08 AM.
Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:51 PM
Oxygen is probably not an issue, when you top up you add some oxygen and if you gave it a good whiz it ought to be fine.
The only brews I ever had under attenuate were kits, except for one RIS due to under pitch.
Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:08 PM
Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:14 PM
What's in it?
Trying to replicate a stone and wood pacific ale kit recipe I got from local home brew shop
Means what is the whole recipe?
Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:52 PM
- 1 can of mangrove jacks blonde
- 500g dextrose
- 500g light malt
- 20g galaxy (5min)
- 20g galaxy (dry)
Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:06 PM
Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:16 PM
I have purchased another kit to have a go at making hop hog. With these warm temps I put the yeast packet and hops in the fridge. They've been in there for a week. These should be ok to use? How long will the last in the fridge?
Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:54 PM
the yeast can last years and still fire up (although may not be best yeast then....) if the hops are cryo vaced they will be fine
sounds like you have done some reading / research and are doing most things right and worrying about as much as most of us do
let that one in the fermenter go a little longer, if you can cold crash it do that for a few days
then get the next one going and enjoy your brewing
better is you try a better yeast but temp control is going to help you a lot if you can manage it
Edited by Maheel, 11 January 2017 - 07:55 PM.