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Old 03-14-2011, 01:41 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
Oh, that's different. You're not high at all on FG. Whoever told you that your stout should have finished at 1.010 was wrong- a FG of 1.016 is fine. In fact, my oatmeal stout finishes at 1.018-1.020 because only a dry stout should finish dry!
oopps I should have mentioned this was a true brew kit They call it a Irish stout but the recipe says it should finish at 1.010 - .012 The LHBS I bought it from called it a dry stout like a guiness minus the nitro.

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Old 03-14-2011, 01:52 AM   #12
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It doesn't sound like you have a problem with chloramines. I am a water/wastewater treatment operator, so I am quite familiar with these. Your f.g.'s sound good, but have you calibrated your hydrometer with distilled water to verify your numbers? Since you aren't having taste problems with your brews I wouldn't worry. If you still worry you can blil your top off water for about 10 mins at a full boil, place in a sanitized container, and chill. I do this a couple of days prior to brewing so I have plenty of quality top off water for brew day. I use straight tap water for the boil and steeping grains because the boil itself will eliminate any free chlorine.

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Old 03-14-2011, 03:38 AM   #13
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As an aside, a couple of the partial mash batches I've brewed were a little sweet, almost unpleasantly so when they were green. Those same beers, 3 months, 6 months later are MUCH better. In my personal experience, aging can forgive small mistakes.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:30 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
What's chloramide? Is that the same thing as chloramines? .
Yes...just spelled incorrectly
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