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Old 04-24-2008, 02:40 PM   #1
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I got lazy with my last special bitter I brewed. Left it in the primary for 4 weeks at around 68 deg. Racked it last night and it went from a 1.047 to a 1.007 gravity. That was a partial mash with the mash temp at 155 deg. It usually finishes out at about 1.013. Oh well this bitter will be a little drier than normal.

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Old 07-02-2008, 07:19 PM   #2
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Have you tried this yet? How is/was it?

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Old 07-02-2008, 07:21 PM   #3
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One of the best beers I ever made was an Oatmeal Stout that I left in primary for 45 days. Its not over 'til its over...

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Old 07-02-2008, 09:16 PM   #4
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I agree 4 weeks doesn't seem too long. The low FG is probably due to something else...

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Old 07-02-2008, 09:26 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by elowe View Post
I agree 4 weeks doesn't seem too long. The low FG is probably due to something else...

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Old 07-02-2008, 09:38 PM   #6
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time, unless way too short, has nothing to do with attenuation. In other words longer time on the yeast will not get a better attenuation if it's not going to do it in the first place.

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Old 07-03-2008, 02:48 PM   #7
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should be fine. don't worry and have a home brew!

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Old 07-03-2008, 02:51 PM   #8
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I leave almost all my beers in Primary for a month...Since I started doing that, my beers have been better than they ever had been when I secondaried...The yeasties like to clean up after their party if you let them...

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Old 07-03-2008, 05:13 PM   #9
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What you didn't leave the pub and go home when me and Dan did?

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Old 07-03-2008, 05:18 PM   #10
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that seems a little dry for a bitter, but i'm sure it will be tasty. i prefer dry beers anyway, even if it's not technically to style for everything.

as stated above, this is probably due to other didn't mash high enough, you used yeast that was too attenuative for style, etc.
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