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Old 11-13-2013, 03:36 AM   #11
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Unfortunately it's cold in my basement now. Mid 60's. I threw on the blanket a couple hours ago and the air lock is bubbling away again. :-)

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Old 11-13-2013, 05:58 AM   #12
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Bubbles in the airlock don't necessarily mean fermentation has taken off, cooler beer in warmer environment could be off gassing. 3522's temperature range is listed at 65-76, so you've been on the low end through the bulk of fermentation. I would recommend warming it up like previously mentioned, plus waiting at least another week at low to mid 70s.

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Old 11-13-2013, 06:25 AM   #13
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BJCP has the FG: 1.010 – 1.024 listed for Belgian Strong Dark Ales. Looks like you are to style.

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Old 11-13-2013, 08:27 PM   #14
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Getting the high vols of CO2 you'd typically find in a Quad (or any Belgian beer) might do a lot to reduce the impression of sweetness when it's all done.

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Old 12-06-2013, 03:19 AM   #15
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I ended up bottling with a final gravity of 1.012. Still tasted really sweet though. Hopefully some carbonation will help with that in a week or two.

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Just an update, about two months after bottling, just tasted for the first time yesterday, and it's really good. The over sweetness is gone and it's a nice Quad. Thanks to all for your help and advice.

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