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Old 07-01-2013, 03:40 AM   #1
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I brewed this recipie:
7 lbs row 2
1 lb crystal 40
2.5 lbs Honey
1 oz fugal

yest is White Labs California Super Yeast 090 I think...

Starting Gravity 1.059
final a week later 1.025
I havent brewed in a couple of years and I always remember getting down to 1.01.

Is this normal. I only used one vial like i always do. Should I throw another vial in or is it ready to bottle? I dont want glass time bombs...

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Old 07-01-2013, 03:57 AM   #2
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The safest thing to do is to take another measurement in a couple of days to make sure your FG is stable. Many people will advocate to leave your beer in primary for 2-3 weeks before going any further. Most importantly is to make sure your gravity in stable before transferring to secondary or bottling. Welcome back!

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Old 07-01-2013, 05:45 AM   #3
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I'd give it more time and check it before you get ready to bottle. I always leave my beers in primary for 4+ weeks before doing anything (whether I bottle or transfer to secondary). Also, if you are using liquid yeast, it is best to use a starter to get your yeasties multiplied and happy. If you don't want to use starters yet, just use some dry yeast.

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Old 07-01-2013, 06:18 AM   #4
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WLP090 has seriously dropped off on quality since it was first released. It no longer performs as originally intended as I've had many attenuation/incomplete fermentation issues and the only suggestion I've received is to add amylase to finish fermentation...this was when I visited the White Labs factory in Mira Mesa that I voiced my complaints...

Until they get the strain back to the original "specs" I'd stick with the WLP001. For now, you might try to add some S-05 or another clean neutral strain to get you down to where you want to be.

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