Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > OG 1.115 Final 1.035

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-26-2008, 09:25 PM   #1
stormtracker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 102
Default OG 1.115 Final 1.035

I brewed a Belgian Dubbel used an Ardenesse Wyeast yeast. After 3 weeks it seems to have ended its fermentation process at 1.035.

I was hoping for a 10 - 12% beer. Looks like its around 8% using these calculations.

Any ideas? Has anyone ever ended up in this position? Thank you for the help.

__________________
stormtracker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2008, 09:28 PM   #2
z987k
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
z987k's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 3,545
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

that's a big beer.. aeration, huge starter? Recipe? If AG mash temps, etc we need lots more info.

while not as extreme, this thread may also help a bit.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=60308

z987k is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2008, 09:29 PM   #3
HBDrinker008
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 125
Default

(1.115 - 1.035) *131 = .08*131 = 10.48%

__________________
HBDrinker008 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2008, 11:11 PM   #4
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 133 Times on 126 Posts

Default

You have 70% attenuation and 10.4% ABV.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2008, 11:19 PM   #5
doubleb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Milford, CT
Posts: 243
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HBDrinker008
(1.115 - 1.035) *131 = .08*131 = 10.48%
Thats cool. So take the difference and multiply by the magic number which is 131 and you get ABV. Thats way cool. Now I don't have to fish around for a hydrometer or book to figure it out.

It seems like this dubbel is in your desired alcohol range of 10 - 12%. You should congradulate yourself.
__________________
Next:
Primary:Hoppiness
Secondary:
Kegged:Brown Ale
Bottled:
doubleb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2008, 01:35 AM   #6
srm775
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: IL
Posts: 1,373
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

That's a really high OG and ABV for a dubbel, that's even high for a belgian dark strong ale. But, if that's what you were aimin' for then way to go.

__________________
srm775 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2008, 02:44 AM   #7
mrfocus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 582
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

That's like a belgian quintupel or sextupel. Heck, in England, you can make a beer with an OG of 1.035.

That's gonna be pretty sweet once the alcohol taste mellows out.

__________________
MOD EDIT: Sig only takes up 6 lines now. Fermenting: Apple cider x 2, Doppelbock, Red, Oatmeal Stout, West Coast IPA x 2
Bottle conditioning: RIS
Keg conditioning: La Fin du Monde clone
On tap: Maudite clone, Double Munchen, Oktoberfeast, Oktoberfest Pilsner
Planning: Brewed in 2011: 22 (2010: 15, 2009: 29, 2008: 21, 2007: 1)
Wine made in 2010: 6 kits (2009: 19, 2008: 30)
mrfocus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2008, 03:00 AM   #8
Kai
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kai's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Halifax, Canada
Posts: 641
Liked 7 Times on 3 Posts

Default

That's not a dubbel. But it could be good - let us know how it turns out.

__________________
Next: Tousted Out Stoat, Hop Bomb, Ordinary Bitter
Bubbling: Belgian Summer Bitter, Vienna Steam Beer
Conditioning:Greenwall Lambic
Kegged: Christmas Ale
Bottle Conditioning:
Drinking: Saison Bâtard

The Green Wall Nanobrewery
tibi non nolis
Kai is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My last final.... Dr_Deathweed General Chit Chat 7 05-07-2009 11:36 AM
Final volume? Yin_Yang All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 08-19-2008 01:19 AM
Final Gravity kdsarch All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 11-24-2007 02:15 AM
Final preperations Adam's Apples Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 12-08-2006 11:59 PM
Final ABV ? herkojerko Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 11-13-2006 08:28 PM