Chimay Red Gravity Way off
A couple weeks ago I brewed a Chimay Red Clone using a recipe I found on a different forum.
10lb.(4.5kg) Maris Otter 2 row pale malt (winter barley)
4 oz. (133g) Belgian aromatic malt
.5 lb. (.23kg) Belgian Cara-Munich malt
1 oz. (28g) chocolale matl
1.5 lb. (.68kg) Belgian clear candi sugar
1.5 oz. (42g) Tettnanger @ 4% AA (bittering hop)
.25 oz. ( 7g) Styrian Goldings (flavor hop)
.25 oz.( 7g) German Hallertau Hernsbrucker (flavor hop)
1 tsp. Irish moss
Mash grains for 90 min. @ 150 deg.f (65.5C)
add bittering hops and candi sugar,
boil for 90 min,
add irish moss and flavoring hops last 15 min.,
cool and pitch Wyeast 1214
Yield 5 gal. (18.9L)
My initial Gravity was 1.064. A little low, but it was my first all-grain batch and I was OK with it. After 2 weeks in primary fermentation the activity in the airlock went down to nothing, and my gravity was 1.029. I went ahead and stuck in in secondary, kind of hoping that the gravity would drop to a level closer to the recipe's FG, but doubtful that it will. I tasted it while I was transferring, and it was delicious, but still a little sweet. Any suggestions?
I've noticed some people say to make a new yeast starter and re-pitch it. the only problem I have with that is my yeast was cultured from a bottle of Chimay, and I don't have any more yeast to pitch.