Ok, so I made a peanut butter porter - I posted the recipe on Hopville:
cliff notes:my batch was 2.5 gallons, and I used a jar of PB2 powdered peanut butter with 10 minutes left in the boil. My OG was 1.068, and my FG target was 1.019. S-33 dry yeast.
Now, here's the thing: I was bottling another batch today (smoked porter), and I was all set to bottle this batch along with it. it's been 2 days shy of 3 weeks in fermentation (basement: 63 degrees, in a 3 gallon glass carboy), and when I checked the final gravity, it was a little higher than expected: 1.026. This is my 22nd homebrew batch, and the first time I've had one come in this high at final gravity. Then again, I haven't brewed this type of beer before...
So, I had the choice of: A) being lazy, bottling it anyway, and rolling the dice or B) putting it back in the basement to ferment some more, hoping that it wasn't done yet, and having to sanitize all of my equipment and bottles again later.
I went with option A... lazy: I bottled it.
My question is: was this an asinine move? I used 7 Tablespoons of maple syrup for priming sugar for what turned out to be 2.25 gallons of bottled product (my standard priming sugar and ratio). I'm not sure if perhaps Hopville doesn't account for the PB2 properly? like maybe it adds some non-fermentables that will account for the higher FG?
do you think that my batch was bottled prematurely, and I'm going to have bottle bombs (or volcanos when I open them)? or might I be ok?
ps - I don't take gravity readings intermittently during fermentation... I take one at bottling, and it's basically a "go" or "no go" situation.. so far, I've always gone with "go," but this one has me somewhat concerned....
pps - tasting at bottling (before adding priming sugar) was pretty sweet - i mean, sweet: literally.