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Old 03-02-2012, 12:24 AM   #1
Nov 2009
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So, I have an imperial stout I made about a month and a half ago. First problem was it went up to near 85 degrees during fermentation and now, after a month and a half the gravity is still too high. I moved it to a secondary and tried some champagne yeast last week, and that dropped it from 1.034 to 1.030. SG was 1.104, FG should be 1.024. It's currently sitting in the closet at room temp, ~66 degrees. I'm wondering if I should just bottle it. It's too sweet, but I am not dumping it. Any suggestions to lower the gravity some more, or should I just bottle?


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OG 1.104 FG 1.024 IBU 46

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:32 AM   #2
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Dec 2009
Gladstone Oregon, Oregon
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If you are at 1.030 then I think you are doing pretty good.

If you added the champagne yeast at 66 maybe try warming up the batch to about 72 and see if that helps otherwise I think you are close enough to final gravity, especially with the temperature issue!
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