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WLP 585 Question
« on: August 18, 2013, 01:25:16 PM »
I brewed a saison using the WLP 585 (Belgian Saison III Yeast) 3 weeks ago. Today, I have a gravity reading of 1.020. Is this ok? How can i get it to finish? Thanks in advance for the input.
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Re: WLP 585 Question
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 04:46:21 PM »
Can you provide some more info? Extract or all grain. What were the fermentables? What was the fermentation temp? What was your process? This info will help to better answer you question.

Without knowing any of this I'd say try to warm the beer up a few degrees and see if the yeast reactivate.


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Re: WLP 585 Question
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 04:54:54 PM »
yeah bump the temp up to the 80* range and rouse the yeast. even with really unfermentable wort you should get below 1.020 assuming the OG was in the 1.050 range.
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Re: WLP 585 Question
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 05:02:50 PM »
All grain
5.5# pilsner malt
1# munich
0.5# flaked wheat
2# honey at flame out

Single infusion, medium body, fly sparge

Fermentation temp 72 degrees.
OG 1.053
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Re: WLP 585 Question
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2013, 07:07:01 PM »
This makes no sense. Are you using a refractometer for final gravity?
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Re: WLP 585 Question
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 02:57:17 AM »
This makes no sense. Are you using a refractometer for final gravity?

Yes, I am using a refractometer.
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Re: WLP 585 Question
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 04:17:05 AM »
You have to make the calculation on the refracto to adjust for alc. in final reading. Personally, I always use a hydrometer for final reading because I cant ever get a reading that makes sense on refractometer.
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Re: WLP 585 Question
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2013, 04:46:52 AM »
This makes no sense. Are you using a refractometer for final gravity?

Yes, I am using a refractometer.

Try this: http://seanterrill.com/2012/01/06/refractometer-calculator/

Good catch Keith.
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Re: WLP 585 Question
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2013, 05:16:48 AM »
This makes no sense. Are you using a refractometer for final gravity?

Yes, I am using a refractometer.

Try this: http://seanterrill.com/2012/01/06/refractometer-calculator/

Good catch Kieth.
Wow, I didn't know that. Thanks. I will check it out. Thanks Keith and AmandaK!
« Last Edit: August 19, 2013, 05:24:09 AM by dls5492 »
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