s.g. before bottling?

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actionjackson905
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Re: s.g. before bottling?

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A reading of 1.020 (i'm guessing for that kit) or lower will let you know there are no fermentable sugars left, and the yeast is done doing its work, there fore no extra Co2 will be generated, so when you bottle and add sugar for carbonation, you shouldn't have any exploding bottles.

With regards to secondary's. I have always found that an aged beer done in a secondary seems to have a smoother mouth feel than just primary fermented beers, depending on the type of course. No intention to sound beer snobby! lol, Also find aging with patients leaves a clearer beer also.

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Re: s.g. before bottling?

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Well it started at 1.050 when I first started it. After the primary fermentation period it was at 1.015 which was about a week ago. The kit instructions say to let it stand for 10-15 days in the secondary fermentation period.

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I was just reading the yeast profile on the Fermentis site. I think you will be fine, let it do its thing at the right temps. Are you going to age it in secondary?
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Re: s.g. before bottling?

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Well, after it's specified 10-15 days in secondary, the instructions say to prime and bottle. Is aging included in this time?

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Re: s.g. before bottling?

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Yes, I guess im just used to kegging now, forgot about letting it sit and age/carb in bottle.
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