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    • Your OG would have been about 1.049 if you took the reading at 29 degrees. Temperature affects it, the higher the temp the lower the hydrometer reads. I'm sure the brew will work out though.
    • I know its still very early days but im worried it has stalled. Pitched Danstar London ESB from starter on 19-5-18 into 21 litres of 1.065 wort and it went crazy! Then about 30 hours since pitching the krausen disappeared. Now it looks like its clearing up. I took a reading and its sitting at 1.028. Thats only 56% apparent attenuation
    • Hi everyone. I’m looking at brewing my first ever stout!!!! I want it around 5%-6% and not super roasty.  I will be drinking it this winter and if it is tasty I will make a RIS straight after and let it age until next winter.  Does anyone have a good recipe for me to brew?? Cheers, Beer Baron
    • Alan,
      if you haven't done so already, run through this FAQ, it may have a few points that make a difference. 
    • Today I did an Irish Stout with Liquid Dark Malt, 200g of ChocMalt steeped, 200g of Brown Sugar and a Columbus Hop tea. That busy friggin' around with steeps, sparges and hop teas, I end up with too much hot liquid in the FV even though I had 8 litres of chilled water. When I topped to my 20 litres I still had a 29c wort. Very upset! I did the OG check which was 1.047, and not giving that another thought I pitched the Nott/Kit rehydrated yeast and into the fridge the FV went to drop the temp asap to 19c. Checking my recipe I should have had a 1.052 OG.  Forgot to add the Sugar, didn't I?  Now I'm getting really narky. Boiled 400ml of water, stirred in the Sugar, stuck it in the freezer until 21c. Then poured it into my FV in the fridge. Fingers crossed that my first stout will work out.😒
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