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Old 07-09-2010, 01:30 AM   #1
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Default How do you lower FG?

I am making this:
http://hopville.com/recipe/279232/saison-recipes/saison

It is a higher gravity saison. How can I lower the FG?

Will a higher FG = sweetness? because that is ok too.

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Old 07-09-2010, 01:34 AM   #2
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A saison should finish dry, not sweet.

Pitch the correct amount of healthy yeast (see the mr. malty calculator), oxygenate, and ferment at the correct temps, ramping up slowly. The sugar will help to dry this out. You might consider adding it in the later stages of fermentation, if you feel confident about your sanitation.

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Old 07-09-2010, 01:45 AM   #3
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Without using a starter or more yeast, will additional time in primary do the same thing?

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No.

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