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Old 11-29-2012, 11:47 AM   #11
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Unless you are using a refractometer, I'm at a loss for what the issue might be. If you were using a refractometer it would explain the high FG reading and the beer not tasting sweet. (1.023 is equivalent to 3 teaspoons of sugar in a cup of coffee) In that case you would be at a corrected FG of 1.007 for an attenuation of 86% and an ABV of 5.6%.

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:49 PM   #12
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Thanks for the reply. Everything i pour though is a mesh screen. On top of that i use a cordless drill and i wine whip. My batches always has a tight thick foam when im done and pitch the yeast. It doesn't taste too sweet. Im betting that having to rack to a different primary didn't give it enough yeast. Even though i pitched a pack of Muttons, i should have pitched a pack of 05 instead. I guess im going to keg it and chalk it up to experience.
Did you make a starter prior to repitching the yeast? This isn't from experience, but from what I've read about reviving fermentations is that just adding a packet of dry yeast won't work since they aren't accustomed to the alcohol environment.
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Did you make a starter prior to repitching the yeast? This isn't from experience, but from what I've read about reviving fermentations is that just adding a packet of dry yeast won't work since they aren't accustomed to the alcohol environment.
No i didn't. It did ferment some but the yest cake on the bottom wasn't as thick as 05.

It would have been fine had i not pushed the grommet through the lid. I wish my bucket lit was drilled for a stopper and not a grommit.

Picked up a Better bottle as my new primary. I will use my bucket for big beers and my 5 gal glass carboy for secondary/dry hop duties.
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