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Old 06-23-2008, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default How can I aim for a higher FG?

I have a recipe for a wheat that I'm trying out and BeerSmith is giving me an OG of 1.052 and an FG of 1.012. I would like to bring up the FG a few points while keeping the estimated OG the same. How could I go about doing this?

6# Wheat Malt (German)
4# Pale Malt 2-row (Belgian)
0.25# Cara-pils
0.25# Munich
Weizen Wyeast 3068

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Old 06-23-2008, 12:21 AM   #2
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sterile filter at desired FG.



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Mash higher or use more Carapils

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why do you want to do that?

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The best way is to mash at a higher temperature.

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why do you want to do that?
I'm looking for more mouth feel and sweeter.
Mash higher. Got it. My only issue with adding more carapils is that it also raises my OG which I want to avoid.
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Mashing higher is probably the only good easy way... you could also probably underpitch or not aerate enough, but that would be really inconsistent.

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I'm looking for more mouth feel and sweeter.
Mash higher. Got it. My only issue with adding more carapils is that it also raises my OG which I want to avoid.
Uh.... how 'bout subbing in for some of the base malt?






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Uh.... how 'bout subbing in for some of the base malt?
I tried that, moving numbers all around. But I still wasn't able to get where I wanted it. Higher mash, no problem-o. Seems like the easier, more consistant solution.


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