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Old 03-02-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default High Gravity 1.095 issue

I need some advise for attenuating a high gravity ale. Brewed a Maharaja clone. OG was 1.095. There was quite a lot of blow off so I probably lost some yeast. I definitely pitched enough yeast by making a huge starter. One week out I took a sample and I am only down to about 1.035-1.040. I need to shave off at least 10-15 points. I have read that adding more fresh yeast can get the fermentation going again. There is still some co2 expelling, but i doesn't seem vigorous enough to get the FG down to where I need to be. Would appreciate suggestions from brewers who have faced this issue before. Thanks!

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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One week is not enough time...give it another week and check it.

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On a beer that big I don't even bother taking a reading until at least 3-4 weeks.

Give it time for the yeast to do their thing. One week is waaaaaaay to early to worry anout gravityy on a 1.095 brew.

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+1 on 3+ weeks before even taking a reading.

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I brewed the same beer and had the same results after the first week (from 1.09 to 1.04). 1 week later it was down to 1.02. Hoping I hit the target gravity next week.

Next big big beer I will be more patient and wait 3 weeks to take a reading.

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