So, to dry hop my SN Torpedo IPA clone I opened the bucket and grabbed a gravity sample. This beer started at 1.086 and after two weeks is now at 1.028. This calculates to an apparent attenuation of 65.8%. I dropped in a 1/2 oz. each of Cascade and Nugget whole hops and will leave it for a couple more weeks.
This was my first all grain batch. I mashed at 154degF. and have fermented at 59-68 deg. F. I must say that my fermentation temp control strategy is to place my fermentor in the most stable part of my home but the temp does swing through the above range during the day (especially during the winter months).
I guess my question is that given the mash temp. and fermentation temp. control is that amount of attenuation reasonable? Will is see the gravity drop a bit more under those same conditions over next two weeks?
Should I really invest in some type of fermentation temp. control?
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