high final gravity

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high final gravity

Postby johnnynothumb » Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:02 am

my last 3 brews were 1.025-1.030final gravity
#1 .5 micron pure oxegen diffusion
#2 3 days yeast starter on a striring plate
#3 pitched @ 70 .0 * 12 hour co2 lag and strong for 96 hrs
#4 2 week @ same final gravity
What can be done to get the final gravity down beer is good but a little sweet
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Re: high final gravity

Postby jeff » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:35 am

johnnynothumb wrote:my last 3 brews were 1.025-1.030final gravity
#1 .5 micron pure oxegen diffusion
#2 3 days yeast starter on a striring plate
#3 pitched @ 70 .0 * 12 hour co2 lag and strong for 96 hrs
#4 2 week @ same final gravity
What can be done to get the final gravity down beer is good but a little sweet


A few questions. If you are mashing, what is the temperature of your saccharification rest? How long does it take to convert? What is your OG?
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Postby slothrob » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:05 pm

Also, how much Crystal Malt are you using? What yeast are you using?
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Postby johnnynothumb » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:56 pm

1lb crystal of varies grains
170` mash for 60 min
1.065 -1.075og
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Re: high gravity

Postby slothrob » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:23 am

johnnynothumb wrote:1lb crystal of varies grains
170` mash for 60 min
1.065 -1.075og

There's your three issues.
If you want to make beers in that range, mash at 148-150
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Postby jawbox » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:04 pm

mash temp very high, making an unfermentable wort, lower it to the low to mid 150's.

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