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shady oaks

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Does 1.013 sound rather low for an Irish Stout. I don't have an accurate OG, but it was around 1.040. I did a 3 gallon boil, lost about 3/4 gallon to evap. and added water in the primary to a total of 5 gallon. I have tasted it and it starts off a little watery, and finished with a good stout taste after several seconds on the taste buds. I thought at first it was the temp and no carbination. Also, if my math is right, that only puts the batch around 3% ABV, sounds really low for a stout. I don't doubt that it will turn out, just curious.
 

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I'm actually listening to the jamil show podcast on dry stout right now and yours sounds nicely within style. I do prefer a little more abv but the style goes as low as 1.036. You do want pretty strong attenuation according to them. You're just fine.
 

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1.040 is actually right smack in the middle of the OG range for the style, so I think you're good here. Dry Stout is a session beer, full of flavor and light on the alcohol. I calculate your ABV to be 3.4%, perfectly acceptable for a Dry Stout in my mind. You might drop another point or two, though. How long has this been in primary?
 
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Thanks for the info. Makes me feel better knowing I didn't mess something up. It's been in the primary just over 2 weeks now. I checked the gravity Sunday morning, and again today, and both were exactly the same.
 

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