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ender

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should i bottle ?
« on: September 22, 2008, 11:48:57 AM »
I have a Stout that had a og of 1.053 and after 10 days fg is 1.019 2 days later it is still 1.019. I was expecting a fg of 1.014 . Why would i not get to my estimated fg? Do you think i should bottle or wait to see if it will drop.

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Re: should i bottle ?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 12:49:48 PM »
I have a Stout that had a og of 1.053 and after 10 days fg is 1.019 2 days later it is still 1.019. I was expecting a fg of 1.014 . Why would i not get to my estimated fg? Do you think i should bottle or wait to see if it will drop.
Please post the recipe so we can help you determine if it is safe to bottle.
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ender

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Re: should i bottle ?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 01:06:28 PM »
Here is the recipe. Let me know wht you think.

Thanks


BeerSmith Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Gumps Imperial stout
Brewer:
Asst Brewer:
Style: Imperial Stout
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: 

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal     
Boil Size: 6.84 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 41.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 48.4 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 62.32 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount        Item                                      Type         % or IBU     
9.00 lb       Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)            Grain        74.50 %       
1.00 lb       Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM)           Grain        8.28 %       
1.00 lb       Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM)     Grain        8.28 %       
1.00 lb       Munich Malt (9.0 SRM)                     Grain        8.28 %       
0.08 lb       Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM)                Grain        0.66 %       
1.00 oz       Tettnang [5.80 %]  (85 min)               Hops         22.7 IBU     
1.00 oz       Williamette [5.50 %]  (85 min)            Hops         21.5 IBU     
1.00 oz       Williamette [5.70 %]  (5 min)             Hops         4.2 IBU       
1.00 oz       coffee (Boil 30.0 min)                    Misc                       
5.00 gal      Salt Lake City, UT                        Water                     


Mash Schedule: My Mash
Total Grain Weight: 12.08 lb
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My Mash
Step Time     Name               Description                         Step Temp     
60 min        Step               Add 16.00 qt of water at 166.3 F    152.0 F       


Notes:
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First attempt at all grain brewing.

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Re: should i bottle ?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 09:04:13 PM »
Your post doesn't say which yeast you used. A difference of .004 could be from a lower attenuating yeast, which would give your brew more body. A high attenuating yeast would ferment more sugars out of the wort, which would give a thinner brew with a slightly higher ABV.
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AG 4 years.

ender

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Re: should i bottle ?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 09:16:50 PM »
I used a English Ale #WLP002

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Re: should i bottle ?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 09:24:34 PM »
White Labs WLP002 attenuates @ about 66.5%. Good but not real high. That could account for .004 on your FG.
You could always secondary it for a couple of weeks to clear it up some too.
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AG 4 years.

ender

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Re: should i bottle ?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 09:32:58 PM »
Thank for the reply. I'm new to the science of brewing. This helps a lot.

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Re: should i bottle ?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 06:22:34 PM »
A general rule is that if your SG hasn't changed in a few days then it is ready to bottle.  However that is a general rule, not science.
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