Originally Posted by MriswitH
Need more information: recipe, etc.
I had an issue like this but it was because of the DME I used. Laaglander leaves a lot of leftover sugar and plumps up your FG reading.
Ah yes. OK. Here is the recipe I used:
9 oz Crystal 60
9 oz Caramunich
4 oz Biscuit
1.5 oz Chocolate
9 lb Laaglanders Extra Light DME
1 lb Dark Belgian candy sugar
1 lb Invert sugar (Lyles Golden Syrup)
HOPS & SPICES
1.25 oz Styrian Goldings (60 min)
1/2 oz Styrian Goldings (15 Min)
1/8 tsp. Anise (15 min)
1/4 oz Bitter orange peel (15 min)
1/4 oz Saaz (2 min)
1/8 tsp Anise (2 min)
1 gram Coriander (2 min)
Wyeast 3864 (2 Packs of this originally pitched. Now three)
Will bottle with 1/2 Cup Corn Sugar and 1/2 cup Clear Belgian candy sugar.
YA KNOW WHAT?
I just looked up Laaglanders online, and it is listed as one of the DMEs with a high percentage of unfermentables. Now I'm wondering if because I used 9# of the stuff if that doesn't explain my high target gravity? I mean 1.091 is pretty high to start. Maybe with Laaglanders, 1.042 isn't off the mark for finishing. The wort isn't especially sweet, the alcohol is pretty pronounced, so mayne it's done???