I agree to the velvet, super excited. I know stouts finish slightly higher, and I know it's too early to tell. I just think the attenuation still has over 10% left to go, at a minimum. I don't care about abv, I just don't want it to be too sweet. I planned ahead for a higher attenuation, so my recipe would definitely be too sweet at 1.021. had a good amount of specialty malts, but over 12 pounds of 2-row pale malt too.
The heater gets here Saturday, I brewed last Saturday. So I'll give it a shot, worst case is nothing happens. I just haven't really done a re-heat, wanted to make sure its possible to wake the yeast up