Hey all, long time lurker, finally decided to join up. I'm manage a LHBS so I'm usually the one giving out advice to people, but this is something I was more so seeing if anybody had ever done a similar grist bill to see if I'm on par with my FG. My question is regarding an Imperial Stout we brewed recently that seems to have a high FG. Part of me thinks that based on the amount of roasted/specialty malts that we used this sounds about right but at the same time it seems higher than I was expecting. Here's the recipe specifics:
14lbs Maris Otter
.75lb Special Roast
1.25lbs Chocolate Wheat
1lb American Roasted Barley
.5lb American Black Patent
1lb Flaked Oats
1lb Flaked Barley
.25lb(ish) Rice Hulls
Mashed at 153 for 60min.
Batch sparged with 180 degree water
2.5oz @60min EKG for 33IBU
2 WLP007 PurePitch pouches (didn't have time for a starter)
Now here's the kicker... I don't have an OG, we drank a little too much while brewing and took a reading but never wrote it down
. My wife and I think
it was around 1.089ish. But the current gravity is sitting at 1.028. I'm well aware of the percentages of roasted/specialty malts and we were trying something different (it tastes fantastic by the way). I just feel like .028 seems a little on the high side. In the past when we brewed a similar beer using a less attenuative yeast (WLP005) it got down to 1.022. Anyhow, the plan is to transfer this on top of some espresso roast coffee this weekend and hopefully keg it by sometime next week.
Thanks in advance for any insight!