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Re: My first original recipe, please give me some feedback!
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2011, 10:12:37 AM »
I'll take another look at it today.  I was hoping to get down to more like 1.022, I might try repitching with more T-58 or perhaps some wine yeast, though that seems a bit much.  I've actually seen 1 finished beer stratify before, it was an American wheat I made about 2 months ago.  I took some pictures but they came out badly, I'll try and find them this afternoon.


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Re: My first original recipe, please give me some feedback!
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2011, 10:27:29 AM »
I had a rather high FG (1.018) using T-58 in a Belgian Strong Golden.  It was a split batch with 1388 in the other half (1.010).  You may have to use something more aggressive to continue the fermentation.  Or you may like it as is! 
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Re: My first original recipe, please give me some feedback!
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2011, 01:16:14 PM »
I'll take another look at it today.  I was hoping to get down to more like 1.022, I might try repitching with more T-58 or perhaps some wine yeast, though that seems a bit much.  I've actually seen 1 finished beer stratify before, it was an American wheat I made about 2 months ago.  I took some pictures but they came out badly, I'll try and find them this afternoon.



Stratification visually, but I don't believe it's possible for the alcohol to form layers.  Anybody have evidence that happens?
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Re: My first original recipe, please give me some feedback!
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2011, 02:00:05 PM »
Stratification visually, but I don't believe it's possible for the alcohol to form layers.  Anybody have evidence that happens?
No, that isn't going to happen.  Only the yeast and trub will settle out and form a layer, nothing soluble will.
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Re: My first original recipe, please give me some feedback!
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2011, 05:38:45 PM »
there may have been a temperature difference between the two readings if he didn't correct for temp
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Re: My first original recipe, please give me some feedback!
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2011, 04:30:03 PM »
I have a thermohydrometer, I corrected for temp on both readings.  I have not calibrated it recently, will do so tomorrow!  My schedule got thrown for a loop due to sickness and vacations at work, so it's been sitting for an additional week.  I will take a reading tomorrow and make the decision to either pitch some wine yeast in an attempt to finish it up or bottle as-is.  Thanks for the advice everyone!

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Re: My first original recipe, please give me some feedback!
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2011, 07:03:07 PM »
wine yeast might not really help a lot. as i understand the wine strains are more adapted to the simple sugars in fruit and the slightly bigger sugars in the beer/wort are harder for them to chew through. I would say to find a stronger attenuator from the beer world.
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Re: My first original recipe, please give me some feedback!
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2011, 06:02:13 AM »
Bottled two days ago, FG was 1.027.   I was hoping for more like 1.022 but it tasted great!  Will be back with a full report in ~2 weeks!