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Old 15-11-2017, 03:23 PM   #11
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I just put my brew on for this. I made a 2L starter and tested the spent wort. Unfortunately, I broke my hydrometer so didn't take an OG, but 200g DME in 2L should be 1.032. The FG of the spent wort was 1.003, giving an attenuation in the region of 90%!!! What a beast.
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I just put my brew on for this. I made a 2L starter and tested the spent wort. Unfortunately, I broke my hydrometer so didn't take an SG, but 200g DME in 2L should be 1.032. The FG of the spent wort was 1.003, giving an attenuation in the region of 90%!!! What a beast.
There would have been a massive overpitch from a packet of yeast in a 2L starter, so possibly not indicative of what will happen in the FV.

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Well, I just took a sample after 6 days in the fv and the beer has dropped from 1.042 to 1.006, so 85% attenuation so far, though I think it has finished. Either way, attenuation is waaaaay higher than what Wyeast say.
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Well, I just took a sample after 6 days in the fv and the beer has dropped from 1.042 to 1.006, so 85% attenuation so far, though I think it has finished. Either way, attenuation is waaaaay higher than what Wyeast say.
Thanks for the update. Sounds very much like my pale ale, almost identical gravities. Hope the Chevalier malt is good.
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Thanks. More data to go on, and fits my hypothesis of high attenuation on lower gravities and also matches my experience of 85% attenuation. Have a fresh smackpack of this yeast for my next brews. Will post results when done.



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What are you planning to brew Sadfield? I've got a basic recipe thrown together 70% pale, 20% Munich, 10% amber, the amber might be a touch high, not used it before. Might add a touch of black malt for colour if I think it's going to be on the pale side. I could aim this one for 4-5% and be in the 1.050 range or go bigger to test out your experience with higher gravities. I'm brewing a bock in the next few days and it'll be mid-late December before I can brew again for this batch.
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