Not much to say really, just quick & dirty gravity transfer into a sanitised, partially purged Cornelius keg. FG turned out to be just 1.024 so we’re looking at 8.0% ABV when it’s done. Could be better, could be worse.
Fermentation seems to have stopped a couple of days ago so I’m increasing the temperature by a couple of degrees and then cold-crashing. It’s interesting to note how the yeast stopped working near the end, with the brew cooling on its own accord instead of triggering the fermentation fridge. Letting it sit for a few days and will keg later this week.
Bit of a disjointed brew day. I forgot to update the equipment profile to the latest version when I planned this brew from a previous batch recipe, so my efficiency values are all over the place. Not that this is a huge problem overall since the pump jammed again during transfer and I had to resort to gravity transfer instead. In hindsight perhaps I should have done this from the dip-tube rather than removing the centre column straight away, because I clogged the Bouncer filter after barely a minute on the finest mesh and still ended up with huge losses once I switched to the medium mesh. Oh well, live and learn.
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