Evil dog double ipa

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I have a brew of evil dog ipa on the go just now the sg is 1010 I added the hops three day ago and on checking today the sg is still the same but there does look like there is still some activity.
Should I leave the brew for another day b4 checking the sg, also how much priming sugar should I add to a 500ml flip top bottle
 

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if it's the same gravity for 48 hours then bottle but leaving it a while longer won't do it any harm.
made this kit twice.
a heaped teaspoon per 500ml bottle will do it as far as the sugar goes.
 

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What about carbonation. Drops, have you used them
 

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I added the hops four days ago which was day 7, sg 1010 had a look yesterday and there still seems to be some activity, should I take the hop bags out and leave it a few days b4 bottling
 

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A year old thread I know, but here goes.

I have bought this today and it comes with 10g of yeast.
The OG is marked on the box as 1.061. For those of you that have brewed this kit, did the supplies yeast do the job or did you have issues?

I have 2 packs of MJ m44 in the fridge that I am tempted to use instead.
 

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I just used the yeast supplied and it turned out ok
 
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I made it some time ago and think I should have primed with more sugar
 

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I ended up pitching 2 packs of MJ M44 with this. Dry hopped 3 days ago.

FG was 1.004 making it 7.5% 😱

I kegged most of it and filled 4 x 500ml bottles, I’ve primed the bottles with 1/2 tsp of sugar each as I do with my ales. I’m thinking now I should have added more?
 

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I did this kit in October, added 50g mosaic at dry hop, along with the kit hops. Batch primed for 2.2 volumes per Brewer's Friend but found the carbonation a bit low. Anyway, all just a distant memory now. The last bottle was opened just after Christmas. Enjoy!
 

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I ended up pitching 2 packs of MJ M44 with this. Dry hopped 3 days ago.

FG was 1.004 making it 7.5% 😱

I kegged most of it and filled 4 x 500ml bottles, I’ve primed the bottles with 1/2 tsp of sugar each as I do with my ales. I’m thinking now I should have added more?
I added the same and it was a bit under carbed, I usually add I level tspn to all my 500ml bottles seems to work OK
 

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My rule of thumb for carbonation is per 500ml bottle
* a level half teaspoon for ales
* A level teaspoon for all other styles

I used to use a calculator and get the recommended volumes of CO2 for the given style, then weigh it out on super accurate scales, but that equates to pretty much the above rule of thumb
 

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You guys are taking about kits, right? I have no experience of kits, I only brew all-grain BIAB, BUT...

This does reinforce the impression I've got, from other threads too, that kit brewers seem to add more priming sugar than BIAB guys.

Personally I don't go with that 'volumes of CO2' guff. I prefer to deal in something a bit more real and tangible; grams of sugar per (500 ml) bottle. Now, that said, I have slowly reduced my priming levels in all styles of beer, as I believe I have improved my practice.

So nowadays I am around 2.4 g/bottle for US IPAs and stouts, and around 2.0/2.1 g/bottle for bitters. Which is considerably less than Agentgonzo suggests there; a teaspoonful is nominally 5 g, which seems a hell of a lot to me! But obviously, if experience shows that it works for you, then it's fine.
 

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I should probably clarify my practises as well. I fermented out totally in the primary (normally 14 days). I wait until there is no activity in the airlock for multiple days, then normally wait an extra 48 hours. I do this so that I bottle with clearer beer (less yeast) and end up with less yeast in the bottle after conditioning/carbonation.

I used to bottle a lot sooner (when there we still some residual sugar in the beer) and used less priming sugar in those days so that may be the difference with other brewers using less priming sugar.
 

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