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Old 12-21-2012, 08:54 PM   #11
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Try these things in this order...

Rouse the yeast and take another gravity reading tomorrow morning. If it's dropping then do it some more.

If no change in gravity, try moving it to a warmer spot and take gravity reading the next morning.

If still no change, add another packet of yeast.

If it still hasn't changed after all that, best I can tell you is to bottle/keg it. It will be a bit on the sweeter side but it won't be ruined. And then the next time you brew a high OG beer like this one, pitch more yeast. I usually use 2 packets if I'm brewing anything over 1.060.
And if none of those work, you could always add some Brettanomyces to dry it out and funk it up. A little bit of that wild Brett character might work really well in a bourbon barrel porter. I had an extract imperial stout get stuck at 1.030 a couple of years back, and a little Brett B plus a month or two of waiting got it down to 1.015 or so.

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:02 PM   #12
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Thanks. I'll try these techniques and see what happens

 
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:10 PM   #13
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So I tried rousing the yeast a few times and warming it to 70 the past 2 days and the fg didn't lower. Maybe a point or 2. I'm wondering if I repitching some yeast if I should use a full pack or half pack? Will repitching lower it to much and dry it out

 
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:32 PM   #14
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So I tried rousing the yeast and warming it up. It drop a point or 2 over the course of a week. I ended up racking on a us05 yeast cake instead of repitching fresh yeast but that doesn't seem to be working either. Is there any risk of bottle bombs with a fg that high even if it's stable for a few weeks

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