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OT: A New Pale Ale in Barryia
Posted by Nick B. on 2012-01-05 02:56:48
Depends on the malts you're using, and of course the yeast. If you're using "specialty grains", these can leave unfermentables which will keep your terminal gravities high. Also depends on your original gravity. In my case, I use no specialty grains, just organic pale ale & wheat (5-8% of the grist for improved head retention, seems to work), and I now routinely bottle after a 2-day primary fermentation. Actually, before the primary is even finished, so I can get carbonated bottled beer...ale within a couple of days. Accelerated brewing, I guess you'd say. When the specific gravity reads between 1.8 and 2.5 P (%Stammw├╝rze, or between 1.007 - 1.010 SG), I bottle, expecting it to continue down to 1.004 or 1.006 in the bottle. But then we non-Britons are not concerned about beer's clarity. ;) For high gravity wort, 14 days doesn't sound terribly long though. Do you rouse the yeast? I've heard of people doing so daily during primary fermentation. I also de-carbonate my SG samples. (Another argument in favour of sparklers, this!)
 
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       OT: A New Pale Ale in Barryia by barry on  2012-01-05 04:48:11
         OT: A New Pale Ale in Barryia by Nick B. on  2012-01-05 05:58:46
           OT: A New Pale Ale in Barryia by barry on  2012-01-05 06:44:36
         OT: A New Pale Ale in Barryia by DonS on  2012-01-08 18:48:03
           OT: A New Pale Ale in Barryia by Nick B. on  2012-01-09 02:23:50
         OT: Specialty Grains by Nick B. on  2012-01-10 23:27:17
             OT: A New Pale Ale in Barryia by AndyH on  2012-02-20 16:06:16