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Old 10-27-2012, 06:27 AM   #1
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I normally do all grain, but for time reasons did a lazy brew 3 weeks ago with a Coopers Real Ale mix from the local supermarket. Steeped some crystal to add to the wort. Use a recycled Scottish Ale yeast (Wyeast 1728). OG was 1.041. Fermentation went off with a bang and even needed my first blow off tube...

Bottled today with a FG of 1.002 - lowest I have ever seen. I am accustomed to 1.008-1.010.

What will be the effect on the beer?

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:16 AM   #2
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A much drier, less sweet beer

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Did you taste the wort beer? At that low of a FG, I'd be concerned there is some kind of infection or your hydrometer is off.

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Old 10-27-2012, 01:16 PM   #5
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If you used honey or simple sugars, that could be the cause. Sugars are more fermentable than malt sugars, as honey and/or sugar in water will ferment often to .990.

If you didn't use any simple sugar, then I don't know. I have had one beer stop at 1.007, by mashing very low for a more fermentable wort, and it was clean and crisp tasting.

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Thanks for the replies. The wort sample tasted okay so I am not worried about an infection. Hydrometer is okay as well as I have tested it is water and also at different temps and check with temp correction calculations.

I used a Coopers brew booster sugar

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