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Old 10-21-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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I have a Dry Irish Stout in the primary for just about a week. I checked the gravity and its at 1.018, the OG was 1.042 Other searches and this is coming up normal. I am going to leave it and keg it next weekend if the gravity doesn't change.

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It just hit me, I am using a 6.5 carboy, 5 gal batches, I do add more to the carboy so its a little more than 5 gal. could this be why its off?

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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That seems like a high final gravity to me especially given your original gravity. I would consider pitching another set of yeast or using yeast energizer to try to restart what may be a stuck fermentation.

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This will be the 4th stout I've made and second that had that type of gravity. Have not checked the other 2.

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I would give consideration to either using liquid yeast (wyeast or white labs) or doing a yeast starter to increase the cell count that you are pitching to increase the likelihood of getting a complete fermentation.

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