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Yeast and Fermentation / high F.G.
« on: May 23, 2017, 03:52:54 PM »
my last 3 beers have been big beers with an O.G. of about 1.095.  I am starting with around 18 lbs of maris otter base malt and 5-7 pounds of other grain.  my strike water is at 165 which gets me to about 132 and I then heat it to 148-152.  I sparge at 170 F. I boil for 60-90 minutes.  I either pitch 2 vials of liquid yeast or have a 2500ml starter ready.  all 3 beers have stopped at about 1.045-1.035.  this has never been an issue before.  I have checked the calibration on my thermometers and I am using a refractometer that reads brix/gravity and it is calibrated.  Any ideas out there?

All Grain Brewing / stuck fermentation
« on: April 08, 2013, 10:51:58 PM »
i did a wheat beer with 10 lbs of flaked wheat. my fermentation got stuck at 1.040. og was 1.084. is this because I used the flaked wheat or is it just going to take a lot longer? ???

Yeast and Fermentation / fermentation issues
« on: March 08, 2013, 05:35:49 AM »
hello again everybody. i have been homebrewing for 2 years now and all of my beers i like to brew are at least 1.075 og. i have issues with getting the beer down to at least 1.020. i have purchased a aerator, use yeast nutrient from white labs and keep temps around 70 but no matter what beer style it always get stuck around 1.030. does anyone have any suggestions

Yeast and Fermentation / high final gravities
« on: October 29, 2012, 01:58:28 AM »
i have been home brewing for a year and half. i like to make stronger beers with o.g's of around 1.080. i double pitch yeast(typically white labs) right into the wort. i do a mash of around 128 for 30 minutes then up to 140 for 20 minutes and then 154 or so for 90 minutes. i boil for 90 minutes. my efficiancy averages about 65% which is disappointing but my final gravities seem high, usually between 1.020 and 1.025. for most styles i brew this makes the beer overly sweet. am i doing something wrong or how can i get better attenuation from the yeast. i was thinking about trying a 104 for 30 minutes 140 for 30 minutes and then 156 for 90 minutes after doing some reading in my library of books. but would like as much help as possible to improve efficiancy and attenuation.

Ingredients / cedar chips
« on: August 23, 2012, 07:20:59 AM »
 ???   does anybody know of a website/store that sells cedar chips for home brewing?

Kegging and Bottling / no carbonation
« on: August 20, 2012, 05:26:20 AM »
what would you guys do????

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