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Old 09-11-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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I Brewed an Extract Oatmeal stout about 3 weeks ago and the Fermentation seems to have stopped right around 1.022 (about 5 days after fermentation started it was at 1.023...now 2 weeks later it remains at 1.022)....the OG was 1.062 and its been at about 68 degrees F throughout fermentation... Is this FG a problem or is it something I should let sit for a while to see if it comes down?

Any1 wanna weigh in?
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:21 PM   #2
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Give it some time. If you're worried, you can give the fermenter a gentle swirl to re-suspend some of the yeast.

Some extracts are very high in unfermentables and will give you a high FG. Some of my brews that use a lot of amber extract will finish around 1.020 and that's just where they're done.

Give it another week or two and see what it's done.

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Old 09-12-2010, 02:21 AM   #3
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I agree with Chshre; give it more time after you rouse the yeast. Sometimes the yeast settles too quickly and will result in a higher than expected FG.

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Old 09-12-2010, 08:05 AM   #4
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what is it supposed to be at?

It's already at 5.3%ABV and my experience with oatmeal stouts is that they aren't very bitter.

Might as well let 'er ride for a while longer though.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:17 PM   #5
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That seems about right for an oatmeal stout, depending on the ingredients. My last stout was at 1.020 when it finished.
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