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Old 01-22-2011, 01:29 AM   #1
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I brewed a saison two weeks ago. My initial gravity was 1.045 and I added a pound of sugar after three days, which should have taken the gravity to about 1.054ish. As expected, the yeast woke back up for a day or two, and then seemed to settle down. Well, last night I noticed a bubble in my airlock and checked the gravity. A few days ago it was 1.010, and now it's at 1.006. This is going to be a dry beer. That's an apparent attenuation of 88%!

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Old 01-22-2011, 01:30 AM   #2
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What yeast are you using? You can look up the strain's attenuation to get a feel for how far it will ferment out. Just be patient and let them do their thing.

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Wow, no kidding. What were you expecting as a FG?

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That sounds like a delicious Saison! 88% attenuation for the win! I'm not too surprised with a pound of sugar added. Hopefully you're a fan of dry beers...otherwise, feel free to send me what you don't want.

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What yeast are you using? You can look up the strain's attenuation to get a feel for how far it will ferment out. Just be patient and let them do their thing.
I used recultured yeast from a commercial beer, so I have no way to look up the specs.
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