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Old 04-08-2009, 01:58 PM   #1
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Long story short, I didn't calibrate a new thermometer in the appropriate range.
So, my last ale was mashed at approx 7 degrees lower than the target. My OG was 1.047 and FG is 1.007. Yep, that is around 85% attenuation with us-05. What would be a remedy to get this back up a little? Lactose or something like that? Or should I just drink a watery pale ale this summer?

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Old 04-08-2009, 02:32 PM   #2
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You could add some malto dextrin but, it will also add some sweetness which you may not want.

If it were me, I'd drink up while I get busy checking my thermometer.

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