I brewed a stout recipe for the second time on 11/9. Pitched WLP004 after using a starter. In 2 days, airlock activity ceased, kreusen had fallen and gravity was 1.029 (OG was 1.064). After 4 days (11/13), gravity was 1.026. Today (11/23), gravity is 1.024. Est. final gravity, per Beersmith, is 1.018.
I need to bottle this within 2 weeks for my niece's wedding at the end of December.
I'm thinking of moving the beer from primary to secondary, washing the yeast, putting some of it in a starter, and then pitching it back into the beer - in hopes of getting it to attenuate better.
Or I could pull some WLP001 (which always seems to attenuate well) out of the fridge , make a starter and pitch that.
I'd appreciate any thoughts.