Originally Posted by cap1
I believe the first gravity reading was 1.60 i forgot to write it down. When I did my mash though I wasn't paying attention and the temperature went to 190 degrees for a couple of minutes =X
(You are missing a zero in quoting your gravities and piquing the pedants out there) but as far as the FG on the stout being 1.0
21 that is not a problem for a stout at all. After all, you want mouthfeel and unfermented sugars in the finished product. Don't worry about it. I would rather drink a thick full mouthfeel stout than a thin over-attenuated stout.
For the hefe, ric was right, it should be as carbonated as it will get - unless . . . Try rousing the yeast by stirring up each bottle and make sure it sits at 70+ for a week or two.
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Last edited by dontman; 02-01-2009 at 10:53 PM.