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Old 06-16-2010, 07:22 PM   #1
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I made an imperial blonde ale several times in the past that all turned out great, i recently made another batch but tried something new, i put more malt and a stronger yeast strain wyeast belgian strong, its been in my secondary for a little over two weeks and the gravity hasnt changed much, it still reads 1.016. is this normal?

 
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:25 PM   #2
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what's the issue? 1.016 sounds pretty low for an imperial anything.

 
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:27 PM   #3
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what's the issue? 1.016 sounds pretty low for an imperial anything.
I was thinking the same. What was you OG? and how long in general has it been fermenting both primary and secondary?
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:33 PM   #4
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the og was 1.068 it was in the primary 7 days and the secondary 2 weeks

 
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:37 PM   #5
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I will defer to a veteran brewer on this as we may be looking at a stuck fermentation here or it may simply just be done.
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:40 PM   #6
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ok thank you

 
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:44 PM   #7
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Well, that is 75% attenuation. Assuming your yeast was the 1388 strain the predicted attenuation is in the 74-78% range. What FG were you expecting?
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:45 PM   #8
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That's about 6.9% ABV. 1.016 is pretty low, but you can try to raise the temp of the secondary fermentor a bit after re-suspending the yeast and see if it drops anymore.

 
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:49 PM   #9
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well its the first time i made anything this strong i didnt really know what to expect, i was thinking i would end up with around 8.5%

 
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:51 PM   #10
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Hmm, I don't think it's going to get that low. Should still be a nice drinkable beer at this point.
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