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Old 11-10-2005, 05:54 AM   #1
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Default Bottled stout tonight - low FG?

My stout's been in the secondary for two weeks on the dot, and the FG is stable at 1.005. So I bottled it, which other than taking forever - sanitizing takes so long in my tiny kitchen! - went fine.

Is 1.005 strangely low? The sample I tasted tastes fine, so I'm not worried, but I'd just kinda like to know if I'm within the normal range.

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Old 11-10-2005, 06:04 AM   #2
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That's low. In my limited experience anyway. What was your O.G.?

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To be clear:

Although that does seem low, it could indicate that your beer is unusually alcoholic, which would be fine. If I knew your O.G. I could tell you. I wouldn't worry too much about it either way.

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Sorry, forgot to say that the OG was 1.035 (which I've since heard is kinda low for a stout).

Oh, and when I bottled, the beer was at 79 F (stupid #&*!@ roommates messing with the thermostat!).

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Yeah, that explains it. It will be a shade on the light side, but I still wouldn't worry. It should still be quite tasty. What was your recipe?

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Yeah, that explains it. It will be a shade on the light side, but I still wouldn't worry. It should still be quite tasty. What was your recipe?
Thanks, that's reassuring.

I thought the measurement must've been wrong, because it really tasted like a normal stout (minus carbonation, of course). *shrug*

The recipe came with an extract kit I got at my LHBS (DeFalco's). I can post the ingredients tomorrow, but I think I'd better sign off for now. Morning comes too early.

Thanks for the help!
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Glad to help. I look forward to hearing your recipe. 'Night fellow brewer.

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Adjusting for temp. your FG is 1008, which is ok for a regular stout.

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Looks like a good dry stout to me

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Thanks, everyone! Now the hard part will be waiting for it to carbonate.

And I'm already thinking about my next batch. Kinda silly since I don't even really know the results of this one! Something nice & malty, though...

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