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Old 02-10-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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I'm still new to this, so bear with me. I can't seem to find the answer to this.

I don't mean a high FG that was supposed to be low, i mean an expected high FG. Not in relation to OG or alcohol content.

in other words, what can be noted different in the beer (flavor, texture, head retention, etc.) about a beer with an expected FG of 1.07 vs. a beer with an expected FG of 1.018?

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Old 02-10-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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Still new to this, but since gravity is a measurement that is relative to water (SG of 1 = water), I would hazard a guess that the lower your FG, the thinner your beer is in terms of mouth feel and body as its gravity is closer to water.

If I'm wrong, someone on here will quickly correct me I'm sure
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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Higher gravity fgs tend to be sweeter (more sugar hence the higher fg) and may have a more substantial mouth feel.

 
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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higher fg will have more residual sweetness, it will be more full bodied (a heavier mouthfeel), and it should have more head retention. Those are the major factors. Hope that answers the question
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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thanks guys, thats what i was hoping it was going to be - a bigger mouthful.
maybe i will have to cut that sweetness with a few fuggle pellets, no biggie.

 
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #6
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Just to be clear though...1.070 should never be an expected (or actual) FG. Even high gravity beers tend to finish under 1.030
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:20 PM   #7
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Just to be clear though...1.070 should never be an expected (or actual) FG. Even high gravity beers tend to finish under 1.030
i stand corrected, 1.007. But my base question remains the same.

 
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:23 PM   #8
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If you add some oats to your recipe it will give it a bigger mouthfeel without adding much sweetness
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #9
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If you add some oats to your recipe it will give it a bigger mouthfeel without adding much sweetness
will try that.. how much should i use?

 
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:29 PM   #10
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Also just a comment head retention is due to protein not sugar or higher fgs... Oats carafa will add to the protein content and increase protein content and head retention..add 0.5 to 1 lb per 5 gallons...

 
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