i attended my first brew club meeting thursday night, and my belgian golden strong ale came into question
i measured the OG at 1.094, and the FG at 1.010
the more refined palates seemed to think it was under attenuated, and brought the accuracy of my hydrometer into question
after testing the hydrometer in water, i found that it actually was lying to me- but not in the way i thought- it was telling me that the water was 1.002, meaning my beer would actually have a LOWER final gravity than i thought
is 89% attenuation good enough? i know some belgians get as high as 95...
also, promash told me that one ounce of sterling would be enough for bittering, but now beersmith tells me that its not- could this insufficient bittering be responsible for the cloying sweet taste of the BGSA?