I was hoping to break in my new SS BrewTech Brew bucket yesterday but while sanitizing I discovered a pin hole in the side. So that really pissed me off but the rest of the day went well.
I made a Nelson S. hopped Saison.
8lbs Belgian Pils
2lbs white wheat
.25lbs Special B
1 oz Willemette
1oz Nelson saved for Dry Hop
So here is my only question. I mashed for 90 min in an Igloo cooler sparged with 200 degree water for an hour and collected 6 gallons of wort. Boiled for 90min. cooled to 75 pitched yeast.
Here are my Gravity readings: Pre boil (from mash tun): 1.054, OG: 1.065
The original recipe calls for 1lb of table sugar after fermentation slows....with my gravity already being high and my estimated ABV being upwards of 7% should I still put 1lb of sugar in.....I know it will help it dry out but will it make it to potent (alcohol flavors)?
Original Recipe is in the Belgian French section or "recipe forum". I tweaked the grain bill and yeast a little.