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Old 11-23-2007, 12:33 AM   #1
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My recipe sheet doesn't seem to indicate what the FG should be.

My SG was 1.080 and I took a reading yesterday and now I'm at 1.020...been in bucket for 1-1/2 weeks.

I'm going to take another reading tonight to see if it has moved but what should my FG? I'd like to rack it to a secondary tomorrow if possible

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Old 11-23-2007, 12:36 AM   #2
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Another perfect example of why brewing software is useful. The FG will depend on your recipe, without that nobody can say for sure, but if you plug your recipe into brewing software it'd tell you.

Offhand, 1.020 for a beer with such a high OG doesn't sound too bad, but no matter what, you're better off checking the OG several days in a row and racking to secondary only after the SG reading is stable for 2-3 days.

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Yeah it's strange....it doesn't look like any recipes from Morebeer list the FG

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Old 11-23-2007, 03:41 AM   #4
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Howdy

My recipe sheet doesn't seem to indicate what the FG should be.

My SG was 1.080 and I took a reading yesterday and now I'm at 1.020...been in bucket for 1-1/2 weeks.

I'm going to take another reading tonight to see if it has moved but what should my FG? I'd like to rack it to a secondary tomorrow if possible
The BJCP style guidelines suggest 1.010-1.016, but from 1.080, 1.020 seems totally reasonable. If it doesn't move, I'd say you've hit it.
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An authentic tripple should be quite dry, you are aiming for at least 80% attenuation. This is why using simple sugars is a big part of brewing Belgian Abbey ales, the sugar is easily fermented leaving a dry beer.

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Old 11-23-2007, 04:53 PM   #6
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Another perfect example of why brewing software is useful.

You know, I've been looking for a good hobby to take up after graduation (homebrewing doesn't take up enough time) and I think this might be something fun to do. Thank you sir, for that bit of inspiration!
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