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Old 07-25-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default Lowering FG without messing with OG

So I'm brewing a Double IPA and my original gravity is 1.087 which is good for the style. But my FG is 1.022 (too high for the style). I want to keep the OG where it is but I want the FG to be lower (1.020 is the highest for the style).

Is there some way to do that? maybe add a little sugar toward the end of fermentation or something?

I realize I can always "fudge" my numbers a little bit for competition but I'd rather do it the true way.

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Old 07-25-2011, 04:29 PM   #2
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If this is an all grain recipe, you can mash lower around 148 to make it a bit more dry. Otherwise, you can replace a bit of extract or base grains with sugar.

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Old 07-25-2011, 04:32 PM   #3
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Stir up the fermenter to rouse the yeast. Did you use a yeast that can take the amount of alcohol produced?
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+1 to lower mash temp
Also, your grain bill can affect how fermentable your wort will be. There is also the option of replacing a small % of your grain bill with a highly fermentable sugar (cane, brown, agave, honey, etc.)

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BTW, have you already brewed this or is it something you're about to brew?

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I think I misread the question. Is it already in primary fermentation?

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He said "brewing it",& as many call brewing the ferment part as well,I thought that's what he meant myself.?
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mash lower like everybody said

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The op didn't say if it was ag or not. Someone else did.
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if it's not AG I would make a little mini wort, like half a gallon with a small amount of DME, corn sugar, hops and maybe some yeast nutrient. add all that to thew fermenter and it should get the yeast going again

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