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glolite

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gday guys,
im sure you are all sick of these type of questions but if u wouldnt mind helping out as im sure u are the right guys to ask.
brewed my first 2 can mix of tooheys from the supermarket as i did some reading on grumpys, just wanted something to put on quickly. anyways the SG was 1.050 and i did a test just then 7 days on and the reading was 1.016, now i was hoping for something closer to 1.008 or 6 as im not too fond of a sweet beer. so my delema is when to rack to secondary? or is there anything more i can to to help it drop a little bit more? i was going to rack to secondary after 10 days.
thanks for any advice
josh
 

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Let it sit for another couple of days and take another reading.........and get it off any heat source.

Or rack it now and then leave it for 2 weeks.
 

Wreck

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1.016 doesn't necessarily mean it will be sweet. Many of my beers finish around that mark, and aren't sweet. The malt/hop balance affects sweetness/bitterness.

How do the samples taste?

Wreck.
 

Batz

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You have done a two can brew , don't expect the FG that you would obtain with a kit and kilo , yours will read higher due to the extra malt.
I would guess you are around what to expect , and I don't think you will find it to sweet

Having said this , Linz is spot on , sit it for a bit longer 9-10 days will not hurt , and as Linz says , if you have a spare fermenter try racking it , if not don't get too stressed.

As far as questions , there is not a brewer on this site that will not help you out , don't be afraid to ask any questions , we all started out sometime

Cheers Batz
 

Batz

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Sorry wreck ,
I did'nt see you reply before I posted , spot on
 

glolite

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yep thanks all for the help,
the last brew i did was all malt, and ended about 1.012 and seemed to have a sweetish malt taste which i thought may have been to the yeast not fully fermenting out. i gave it a taste and its bitter which is what i expected, but still sweet initially then bitterness takes over if that makes sense.
anyways ill leave it in primary for another 3 or 4 days then put in secondary for a week or 2
cheers for the help
 

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What Batz said. I wouldn't go expecting 1008 from a toucan, especially when using the kit yeast. Throw me in the camp that says waiting a bit longer won't hurt, though.
 
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