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Wyeast 1450 holding at 1.017 after 4wks
« on: January 10, 2014, 01:09:14 AM »
Made DC's Rye IPA and fermented a 10g batch with a 1g starter of 1450. Fermented at 65* for three weeks and it didn't appear to be moving from 1.017. So, I warmed it up to 70* a few days ago and it still isn't budging. I'm guessing it's done, but when I cold crash the hydrometer sample there's a lot of yeast that falls out of suspension. If I were kegging I wouldn't bat an eye, but I'm bottling this batch so I'm a bit gun shy of bottling too early.

I'm thinking it's time to dry hop, give it 7 days, then bottle.

Any advice?

Before you ask, I have no idea what OG was because I forgot to take a hydrometer reading but the runoff was pretty tasty  :P
« Last Edit: January 10, 2014, 01:11:07 AM by fistfullofhops »

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Re: Wyeast 1450 holding at 1.017 after 4wks
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 01:14:03 AM »
If you get no movement for a solid week you are probably done:)

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Re: Wyeast 1450 holding at 1.017 after 4wks
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2014, 01:17:06 AM »
Make sure you calibrate your hydrometer in tap (or better yet distilled) and check to see that it reads 1.000. Most of mine are off from 2-6 points.

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Re: Wyeast 1450 holding at 1.017 after 4wks
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014, 01:20:49 AM »
I used two different hydrometers and they both read very close to the same, however I just calibrated as you suggested only to discover they both read 2-3pts high.

Sounds like she's done. Thanks for the quick responses.
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Re: Wyeast 1450 holding at 1.017 after 4wks
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 01:22:51 AM »
I bet you're done.  The recipe in the wiki here shows an OG of 1.085, finishing @ 1.015 which is attenuation of ~ 81%.  Assuming you used that recipe and were at or near the stated OG, and finished @ 1.017 then you're pretty much there. +1 to calibrating your hydrometer.
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Re: Wyeast 1450 holding at 1.017 after 4wks
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 02:35:12 PM »
I may be the odd man out here, but I regularly get around 75% attenuation with this yeast.


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Re: Wyeast 1450 holding at 1.017 after 4wks
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 04:15:47 PM »
I bet you're done.  The recipe in the wiki here shows an OG of 1.085, finishing @ 1.015 which is attenuation of ~ 81%.  Assuming you used that recipe and were at or near the stated OG, and finished @ 1.017 then you're pretty much there. +1 to calibrating your hydrometer.

Wow. 1.085?  Really?  I'd better go look into that.  Should be 1.073.  Usually finishes around 1.013.

ETA:  you must be looking at a different recipe.  I just checked and the Rye IPA is listed with a 1.074 OG.
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Re: Wyeast 1450 holding at 1.017 after 4wks
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2014, 04:39:45 PM »
I bet you're done.  The recipe in the wiki here shows an OG of 1.085, finishing @ 1.015 which is attenuation of ~ 81%.  Assuming you used that recipe and were at or near the stated OG, and finished @ 1.017 then you're pretty much there. +1 to calibrating your hydrometer.

Wow. 1.085?  Really?  I'd better go look into that.  Should be 1.073.  Usually finishes around 1.013.

ETA:  you must be looking at a different recipe.  I just checked and the Rye IPA is listed with a 1.074 OG.

This was the one I found Denny:

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/Wry-Smile-Rye-IPA
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Re: Wyeast 1450 holding at 1.017 after 4wks
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014, 06:58:28 PM »
I bet you're done.  The recipe in the wiki here shows an OG of 1.085, finishing @ 1.015 which is attenuation of ~ 81%.  Assuming you used that recipe and were at or near the stated OG, and finished @ 1.017 then you're pretty much there. +1 to calibrating your hydrometer.

Wow. 1.085?  Really?  I'd better go look into that.  Should be 1.073.  Usually finishes around 1.013.

ETA:  you must be looking at a different recipe.  I just checked and the Rye IPA is listed with a 1.074 OG.

This was the one I found Denny:

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/Wry-Smile-Rye-IPA


Thanks for the heads up!  That's the version John Maier and I brewed for NHC 2012.  The link I posted is the correct "homebrew" version.

OK, correction and clarification has been made
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Re: Wyeast 1450 holding at 1.017 after 4wks
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2014, 07:00:13 PM »
Cool.  I just assumed over time you tweaked it a bit. But it's mighty damn good regardless !
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