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Old 08-04-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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Just racked my double chocolate oatmeal milk stout to the secondary after 3 1/2 weeks primary (got lazy). It was an AG with 1/2# lactose as well as 1/2# 100% cacoa both boiled in at last 15-10 min. OG was a little higher than my expected 1.054 at 1.062. Just chalked this up to the lactose and cacoa. Anyways, I took a gravity before racking to secondary and was hit with the damn 1.020. I was wondering if this could be this high from the lactose and cacoa again? I figure without those Id be in the 1.015 range.

 
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:59 PM   #2
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It's probobly done at 1.020. My standard oatmeal stout rarely gets below 1.022. *shrug*

Lots of dextrins and unfermentable sugars in that I'd wager.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:59 PM   #3
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Even if you didn't use lactose 1.020 from 1.062 doesn't seem too out of line for a sweet stout...so having used lactose I wouldn't worry. My first Oatmeal Stout only finished @ 1.018 (no lactose) from 1.058 or so...damn that beer was delicious.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:02 PM   #4
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Yeah I figured it was nothing to worry about, just new to AG and all brewing for that matter so I needed a little pat on the back and a couple words of encouragement. Thanks alot guys.

 
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Yeah I figured it was nothing to worry about, just new to AG and all brewing for that matter so I needed a little pat on the back and a couple words of encouragement. Thanks alot guys.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:14 PM   #6
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The lactose brings up the gravity, I'm sure it's fine, taste is always more important than numbers anyway.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:19 PM   #7
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Which yeast strain did you use & at what ferment temps?
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Which yeast strain did you use & at what ferment temps?
It was WLP005 and it was fermenting around 68F

 
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:36 PM   #9
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Lactose bumps the FG gravity significantly. I had a milk stout finish fine at 1025. You're done, Timmy. Carb and drink that bad boy.

 
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