Recipe Valdez Porter:
13lb 2 Row
1.5lb Cara brown
1.25lb Chocolate Malt
1lb Crystal 120
1 cup of lactose
2 packages re-hydrated Safale S-05
6 gallon batch been in primary for 2 weeks.
Tested at 1 week 1.032 and at 2 weeks 1.032
Wanted it around 1.020 I only have Notty in my posession right now.
This beer has about 1" of thick krausen that never dropped. I tried to swirl it around a little to see if I could wake up the yeast and it didn't seem to help.
Fermented around 65
I was going to rack to secondary and add charred oak and vanilla. Should I add some more yeast to get that extra 10 points? It tastes pretty good but this is my first attempt at an imperial brew. Also I really didn't oxygenate properly so that may be the cause but the pitch rate should have been sufficient.