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Old 15-02-2017, 06:46 PM   #111
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Good thing, actually i looked at the coopers drop bag and it said it has 2.5gr of sugar intaste each tablet of 3 gr .. and thats dextrose not glucose or granulated sugar of course .. so i also think the 110 gr will be enough when using 100% pure priming sugar .. srry i tried to blow up your home
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:08 PM   #112
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Started this one on 10th of february.. added 250 gr light dry malt, 500 gr brewing sugar. I also used the yeast that came with the kit bud did boil the hops for 60 min. (Bittering @ +- 80 ibu) . Dry hopped today with 27gr cascade and 25 gr amarillo. Keep you updated!
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Old 06-03-2017, 10:04 PM   #113
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I bottled my Four Finger Jack about a month ago. Not sure how I arrived at the amount of priming sugar (probably something in the instructions?) but this is from my notes:

"About 2.5g sugar per 500ml bottle
For 22 litres (44 bottles) works out at 110g".

At that time I didn't know about the priming sugar calculator but clearly your plans for just over 100g seems fine.
Just cracked open my first bottle of my Four Finger Jack - started fermenting on 1st Jan. Wonderful! Really pleased how well it has turned out. Lovely colour and taste. Nice gentle bubbling up the glass. It's a winner in my book.
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:28 PM   #114
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Great to hear that! Hopefully mine turns out to be that good!! Cheers!
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Old 28-05-2017, 09:54 PM   #115
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I've currently got this fermenting. It's the fourth kit I've done (after Wherry, Evil Dog and Brewferm Gallia) and the notable thing about it so far is that after 3 weeks it still appears to be active! It will be interesting to see how low the gravity reading has gone when I get round to bottling.
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Old 29-05-2017, 11:05 AM   #116
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I've had one in the fv for 15 days now and just dry hopped today. I used MJ M44 US West Coast yeast and it's gone from 1.050 to 1.004.

I was worried as I don't have any temp control and it was very hot and humid last week. I always put my fv in a builders trug in case of overflows, so I filled that with cold water and replaced every couple of days. It tastes OK from the sample jar so looks like it helped keep it cool.
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Old 29-05-2017, 08:45 PM   #117
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I've currently got this fermenting. It's the fourth kit I've done (after Wherry, Evil Dog and Brewferm Gallia) and the notable thing about it so far is that after 3 weeks it still appears to be active! It will be interesting to see how low the gravity reading has gone when I get round to bottling.
Four Finger Jack is one of my favourites. Fermented back in January in my brew fridge. OG 1.052, FG 1.007 when bottled. Turned out really well.

Fermentation went very quiet after a few days, judging from the airlock. Transferred to secondary (clean FV) after 1 week and straight back into the brew fridge. Hydrometer read 1.014. Reading when adding hop tea bags two days before bottling was 1.009.

A really nice pint that I am still enjoying. Good luck, guys.
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:44 PM   #118
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Hi guys, very quick basic question for you hopefully, I'll be bottling this in the next couple days & I'm going to going carbonation drops. The kit says use one per bottle whereas the Munton's drops I've got say two per bottle, just checking if I put two in it won't be over carbed & cause any bombs?
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Old 13-09-2017, 08:12 PM   #119
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I appreciate this only my 4th brew, but Bulldog 4 finger jack has been by far the best. I keged it rather than bottled it and it was extremely lively at first, just a matter of letting it settle in the glass and topping up a few times. Recomended.
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