Makes sense guys, thanks. Definitely a lot more mental stuff to add into when I'm brewing my next batch.
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Yeah, I pretty much ignore the FG estimates the computer programs tell me. It's always high.- Agreed, I think I will start figuring out a recipe by hand as opposed to the program. I think I'm comfortable enough after 7 batches that I can start developing the recipe by hand instead of using BeerSmith.
.....along with most stated yeast attenuation rates and temp ranges.- Yha, Yeast... always seems to be a little different
also 'Official copy of me sheet', are you sending samples for analysis?
I guess I'm a little confused by your question. Sounds like you are saying that the beer continued to ferment at some point in time after which you thought it was done(?), which is very possible especially if you racked it early.
If you had nearly a pound of honey in I would not expect a FG as high as 1.016. OTOH you have a lot of crystal malts going on there so it's hard to say.
As long as it tastes fine I wouldn't worry about it. The yeasts are going to continue to ferment until they reach their attenuation point. It might be possible you have some sort of infection that is driving down the FG even further, but again, as long as it tastes alright that probably isn't a problem.
Here's a new one for me. I recently checked the gravity readings of my beer before I kegged it and it gained almost 2 hole percentage points in ABV... it went from about a 4% isn ABV to a 6% ABV. Any thoughts on why this happens?
I have been happy with roughly:
Maris Otter 65%, Flaked Oats 15%
5% each of Chocolate, Roasted, Victory and C90
30-35 IBU Goldings 60 min
5 IBU Goldings 15 min
S-04, WY1968, WLP002
I would love to hear some feedback on a recipe I made... I'm new to creating recipes and I would love to see what someone has to say about a recent one. Sometimes I think I use too many malts/barley combos...
Here it is...
- 9 lbs Maris Otter
- 1 lbs 8 oz. Chocolate
- 1 lbs 4 oz. Oats, flaked
- 1 lbs 4 oz. Caramel Malt 80L
- 1 lbs Roasted Barley
- 12 oz. Black Patent
- 1 oz. East Kent Goldings
Dry English Ale WLP007
That's a heck of a lot of roast grains. You could probably cut the chocolate, roast barley and black malts in half and still have enough roast flavor and color for an oatmeal stout.