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Colliefish
Here’s the pic 😃
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Colliefish
I’m getting very low fg’s
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Clibit
Colliefish wrote:
I’m getting very low fg’s


Looks great that Collie. I've noticed a lot of kit brewers getting low FGs. Not sure what that is all about tbh. Maybe a lot of sugar in the recipe? Or a very hungry yeast in the kit. Dunno.
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Alcoholx
Colliefish wrote:
I’m getting very low fg’s


looking good, i was going to brew this short to go into a corny keg but may not if its going to drop alot lower, what % did you get in the end with the four finger kit?
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Colliefish
Cheers guys. Tasting good.
ABV was 5.89 if you use the og-fg/7.46 formular.
I put it in my 19 litre cornie and bottled the remainder that is still sat in the spare room waiting for next year.
I will do this again but I may do a mini mash in with it. Something like a kilo or 2 of marris otter.
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Clibit
Colliefish wrote:
Cheers guys. Tasting good. ABV was 5.89 if you use the og-fg/7.46 formular. I put it in my 19 litre cornie and bottled the remainder that is still sat in the spare room waiting for next year. I will do this again but I may do a mini mash in with it. Something like a kilo or 2 of marris otter.


Does it come with loose hops to dry hop it? Can't remember.
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Colliefish
Clibit wrote:


Looks great that Collie. I've noticed a lot of kit brewers getting low FGs. Not sure what that is all about tbh. Maybe a lot of sugar in the recipe? Or a very hungry yeast in the kit. Dunno.

I'm wondering if the kit makers are now using better quality yeast and in general better ingredience.
Bottom line if they can get the home Brewer making half decent beer then he will cone back for another kit.
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Colliefish
Clibit wrote:


Does it come with loose hops to dry hop it? Can't remember.

Comes with t bags bud.
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Clibit
Colliefish wrote:
I'm wondering if the kit makers are now using better quality yeast and in general better ingredience. Bottom line if they can get the home Brewer making half decent beer then he will cone back for another kit.


Low FG doesn't necessarily mean good yeast. Some great yeasts don't go low. Some rubbish ones do. But they have maybe found a yeast that doesn't leave a higher FG than intended, and get stuck, which some kits seem to do.  Better to get the FG low than leave it too high, I think. You get a dry beer with a very low FG though, not to everyone's tastes. 
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Alcoholx
Colliefish wrote:
I'm wondering if the kit makers are now using better quality yeast and in general better ingredience. Bottom line if they can get the home Brewer making half decent beer then he will cone back for another kit.


i made the youngs aipa kit not long ago and it got lower than it should.. finished over 7%..  the packet had west coast pale ale yeast written on it so was kit specific..   tastes nice as well although a little tangy/fruity as i ballsed up the temp control
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