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Old 10-06-2012, 07:38 PM   #11
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So I just checked my gravity again, it's down to 1.004. I am a bit shocked that the attenuation was so high. Is this normal? I used Wyeast Aerican Ale II.
No, that's not typical at all.

Did you check your hydrometer in plain water, to make sure it's accurate?

I'd be worried to have a beer at 1.004. It normally wouldn't ferment that low.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:40 PM   #12
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So I just checked my gravity again, it's down to 1.004. I am a bit shocked that the attenuation was so high. Is this normal? I used Wyeast Aerican Ale II.
Nope, not normal. There must be more than saccharomyces in there. If you thought it was bitter before, it must be doubly so now.

Taste it and let us know if you're getting any sour or "dank" flavors.

You didn't happen to add a lot of table sugar or dextrose did you?
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:36 AM   #13
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I added a cup of brown sugar and half a cup of molasses. Everything else was malt extract. The beer tasted good, but it has lost a lot of body and sweetness. There were no bitter, tart, or unpleasant flavors. My hydro is reading dead on at 1.000 in tap water. Could fizz possibly cause my density to read low?

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:46 AM   #14
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It definitely could, especially if you have bubbles on the hydrometer. It seems more likely that the high nutrient value of the molasses, and the concentrated food of the sucrose, gave your yeast a kick in the but though.

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Old 10-07-2012, 03:00 AM   #15
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Well, I may just add some lactose along with the priming sugar at bottling time then.

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Don't add any non-fermentables unless you don't care for the flavor, and specifically the sweetness level. If it tastes good, then don't mess with it.

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:06 AM   #17
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Don't add any non-fermentables unless you don't care for the flavor, and specifically the sweetness level. If it tastes good, then don't mess with it.
I like it, it's SWMBO that I want to please. Odds are I will just bottle a is.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:01 AM   #18
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The beer turned out great. It's the clearest I've ever made, the spices are right, and it just needs a bit longer to carbonate. Thanks again for everyone's input.

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