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Old 08-13-2012, 01:04 AM   #1
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So about a month ago I brewed a 5G batch of boulevard tank 7 clone. Recipe below

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f71/boul...-clone-250256/

I used the infamous wyeast 3724 before I knew how much of a pain it was to use. No starter, just one smack pack. OG=1.075 and estimated FG=1.016. I just racked the batch to secondary to dry hop and the gravity is 1.008! Tasted nice and dry. I'm just wondering why I had such great attenuation. After I read up on 3724 I thought it would get stuck around 1.035 or would finish pretty high. Fermentation temp was around 90F pretty much the whole time. I'm not complaining or anything, just curious.


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Old 08-13-2012, 02:56 AM   #2
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You got such good attenuation because of the high temperature at which the fermentation took place. Did it have any off flavors from being fermented so high? I know you said it was nice and dry, but that's not terribly specific.


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That's pretty standard for a saison yeast. Might have even gone a little lower if you used a starter (or it might still anyway! how long has it been fermenting?)
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Fermentation temp for this strain is supposed to be in the 90s (at least i think so). Nice and dry as in it was dry like a saison should be, not overly sweet. Its been fermenting for 1 month.
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Hmmm, who'd a thunk it? I had no idea any beer was supposed to be fermented that high. Sorry for my ignorance.
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3724 likes it hot. I usually start out at a lower temp and slowly get it up to 90. It will usually finish very low if you give it time and temp. Last time I used it the brew went down to 1.003.


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