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Old 12-04-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default 1.061 to 1.024 ......

I have a batch where I used us-05 with OG on 1.061 it is only down to 1.024 after 16 days.
Can this be right?


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Old 12-04-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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It could be. Or it could be incorrect.

In order to tell you for sure, we'd need to know the ingredients, the mash temperature, and if you took the reading with a refractometer or a hydrometer.

Ingredients are a huge part of why FGs finish where they do, so without knowing that no one can say.


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Old 12-04-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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I don't have the recepie on hand, but I did use a hydrometer.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:52 PM   #4
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Post your recipe and we may be able to help. Without knowing ingredients, mash temp etc. it's just impossible.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:02 PM   #5
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Mash temp 66.
Ended up with 17.5 liter

FERMENT ABLES:
3 kg - Munich (61.9%)
1 kg - Amber (20.6%)
0.25 kg - Special B (5.2%)
0.25 kg - Pale Chocolate (5.2%)
0.25 kg - Aromatic (5.2%)
0.1 kg - Black Malt (2.1%)

HOPS:
20 g - Amarillo (AA 11.2) for 60 min, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Boil
10 g - East Kent Goldings (AA 5.4) for 15 min, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Boil
10 g - Northern Brewer (AA 10.5) for 5 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #6
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66C = 151 F Mash temp.

That is a low mash temp but your grist is made up of malts that do not attenuate as highly as base malts so that may have something to do with it.

What temperature are you fermenting at?

EDIT: I wish I had Amarillo hops to waste as bittering hops!
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hmmm, yes, ferm temp please.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:17 PM   #8
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Quote:
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your grist is made up of malts that do not attenuate as highly as base malts so that may have something to do with it.
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OP forgot to list the yeast he used.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:19 PM   #9
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Us-05 at 20C
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:24 PM   #10
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I used the recipe calculator on brewersfriend.com....
It suggested a FG of 1.017


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