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noallawshe:
i recently brewed my 1st Belgian strong ale. the OG was 1.098. it fermented aggressivly for 7 days, then slowed. after 14 days i racked to secondary and the  gravity only droped to 1.040.  i used the trappist high gravity 3787 from wyeast. i did not do a started, i pitched 1.5 pack  to each 5gal carboy. how should i go about getting the gravity down to 1.010 or lower?  thank you in advance.          nl

AmandaK:
Did you take a gravity reading before racking?

noallawshe:
Gravity is 1.040 when i racked to secondary

brewmasternpb:
A couple of things:  1st, I still don't think you pitched enough yeast for that gravity.  2nd, did you aerate or oxygenate?  3rd- I would check your hydrometer, just to be sure.  60 degree water should read 1.0.

HoosierBrew:

--- Quote from: brewmasternpb on September 24, 2013, 10:01:47 AM ---A couple of things:  1st, I still don't think you pitched enough yeast for that gravity.  2nd, did you aerate or oxygenate?  3rd- I would check your hydrometer, just to be sure.  60 degree water should read 1.0.

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+1.   Also, was this an all-grain beer or did you use extract?  Please post your recipe.

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