robust porter fg slightly high

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brokebucket

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OK, so this is a bit of a splitting hairs stuck fermentation as my FG is really not THAT high, but I am looking at how to proceed to get the best product I can for what I got. FWIW, the beer tastes great so far.

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-This is JZ's black widow recipe from BCS. OG was dead on at 1.064.
-looking back, i underpitched the yeast. I am pretty confident this is my problem. I used a quart jar of starter that a friend made for me off of a yeast cake. The fermentation never took off (as far as bubbling in the air lock) like it normally does using this yeast...which is wyeast 1054.
-just over two weeks in the fermenter and my final gravity is at around 1.018 (two readings 3 days apart confirms I am done.)
-Sunday, I put yeast nutrient in and siwrled the carboy a little.

OK, so I am fine with the FG being a little high, but what I was thinking is can I combat a little sweetness with some carbonation? What I mean is recommended carb levels 2-2.5, shoot for the 2.5. I would normally aim a little on the lower side....like calculate the mid point, then round down to the nearest ounce.
 

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Id be satisfied with that FG. What was it supposed to be? I don't want my porter to be dry.
 
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Sorry, supposed to be 1.015.
Would you adjust carb levels to the difference in expected vs. actual FG on something this close is really what I am asking?


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Id be satisfied with that FG. What was it supposed to be? I don't want my porter to be dry.
This...I have a porter on tap with a FG of 1020-1022 ish, I believe. Its fantastic and spot on to what I was going for.

Dont overcarb...
 
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I appreciate the advise and will take it to heart.

Chris
 
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