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Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2012, 12:37:04 PM »
yeah, i'll take some gravity readings.  always a good idea..  i really need to start getting in a habit of that.  usually, i'm not real rushed, but mardi gras is on the 21st and i wanted to bottle rather than keg so i could just bring a few bottles to the parade. 

in the interest of better beer, i probably should just wait and let it do it's thing and bottle it in two or three weeks.
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Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2012, 12:41:18 PM »
yeah, i'll take some gravity readings.  always a good idea..  i really need to start getting in a habit of that.  usually, i'm not real rushed, but mardi gras is on the 21st and i wanted to bottle rather than keg so i could just bring a few bottles to the parade. 

in the interest of better beer, i probably should just wait and let it do it's thing and bottle it in two or three weeks.

...not only better beer but avoiding bottle bombs as well.  :)
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Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2012, 12:42:29 PM »
If the gravity was lower I'd be more enthusiastic about bottling sooner. I think you can get away with it though if the gravity stabilizes. I've always wondered about the extra 2 weeks on the yeast vs 3 weeks in the bottle and whether it makes a difference. I'm inclined to believe it is small.
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Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2012, 01:31:03 PM »
i bottled an ipa sunday that was in the carboy only 13 days, but the gravity was the same for three days, thurs-sat.
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Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2012, 03:12:29 PM »
Which sounds like a great beer anyway!

thanks!

do you think 9 days in primary with no secondary would be too soon to bottle?  that would be, brewed on the 29th and bottled on the 7th?

I think you need to let the beer decide on the schedule...

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Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2012, 04:59:45 PM »
If all you want is a few liters for Mardi Gras, you could sanitize and fill up some empty 1- or 2-liter plastic bottles and let the beers condition/carbonate in them.  Let the rest of the beer remain in the bucket/carboy and continue to condition "on their own schedule."  Since the plastic bottles won't explode (even if dropped during your revelry), your risk of a bottle bomb (but not necessarily a gusher) goes way down.  Just an idea.

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Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2012, 05:05:32 PM »
i hope i didn't screw up....  i threw an ounce of simcoe into the carboy today.
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Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2012, 01:05:02 PM »
i racked this to secondary today to get it off the dry hops.  took some gravity readings over the past three days and it looks like it finished at about 1.018.  i haven't done a secondary in a dozen batches.  of course i had to taste the uncarbonated beer to make sure it wouldn't make anyone sick, lol, and it's going to be well and good. 
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Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2012, 03:04:08 PM »
Hooray! :o

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