« on: October 28, 2012, 06:58:28 PM »
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.