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Old 03-30-2013, 03:19 PM   #2901
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Try putting your BRIX readings in here.
You can't use the same conversion formula before alcohol and after.
It's probably not the problem, since you seem to be getting a good reading off the porter though.

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Old 03-30-2013, 03:44 PM   #2902
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Your FG is not 1.021. The presence of alc messes w the reading.

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Old 03-31-2013, 01:29 AM   #2903
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Thanks leadgolem and everyone else!

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Old 03-31-2013, 05:39 AM   #2904
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I did a brown ale (pretty similar recipe) and mashed too high- like 155-160+) and got similar FG. It's a sweet, malty brown, so it's ok, i guess. Probably 4%.

But I guess if your temp was too low, you also wouldn't get good conversion. But it's sweet, right?

I also mashed too short before and got a really low ABV pale. My timer was broken.
This is what I was thinking had happened. There are two kinds of amylase enzyme in your mash. This explains it a lot better then I was going to.

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Try putting your BRIX readings in here.
You can't use the same conversion formula before alcohol and after.
It's probably not the problem, since you seem to be getting a good reading off the porter though.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...QZclxTZVflU0XA
With a refractometer, this was something else I would consider likely.

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Did you get it figured out then?
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:59 PM   #2905
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Any one have a simple 1 gal lager recipe? I've got spare fridge room I can use for lagering a gallon fermenter.

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Any one have a simple 1 gal lager recipe? I've got spare fridge room I can use for lagering a gallon fermenter.
Just scale down a 5-gallon batch that looks good to you.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:21 PM   #2907
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This is what I was thinking had happened. There are two kinds of amylase enzyme in your mash. This explains it a lot better then I was going to.

With a refractometer, this was something else I would consider likely.

Did you get it figured out then?
Not yet. Ill make it soon!
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Not yet. Ill make it soon!
Hmm, you can try stirring or shaking the batch up. That will sometimes start things back off. Another thing that sometimes works is just adding like 1 tsp of table sugar.
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Are you correctly calculating your FG with the refractometer? I don't use on, but I know you need to use a conversion formula when using them to measure FG, to adjust for the alcohol.

Or just double-check it with a hydrometer
If you use a refractometer just download the conversion app. Helps a lot! I use it every time I brew.
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So I'm still tweaking with figuring out my efficiencies but came up with what should be a Barley Wine (if my calculations are right) or an IIPA if it doesn't

Basically I'm just going wild

3 lbs base
1 lb peated
.5 cara/rye
.5 caramel 40

Little high on the latter 2 I know down the road I'll go a little lighter but for now I'm dealing in cleaner numbers like full pounds and half pounds til I get my efficiency figured otu. If I'm right it will be a 1.115 so not out of range for a barley wine but if I'm still running low, it should come into the 1.080 range which is perfect for an IIPA. This time I'm gonna go for a little more accurate boil. I created a new beersmith profile and everything.

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