Brewed Big honkin stout a week ago, I brought my water up to 170 deg F before steeping for 20 mins. My OG was only 1.062. Fermented at 68, got some nice activity on the airlock for about 4 days, less on the 5th, then just about today. Today I racked to secondary after 6 days in primary. I took a gravity reading and it was at 1.03.
Is it going to ferment any more of those sugars in the secondary or will my final gravity be 1.03? I know that this recipe has a lot of steeped grains, which are not fermentable correct? And is it also correct that extract brewing generally finishes higher than all grain?
I’ve only brewed a handful of beers at this point, but they all seem to finish higher than I would like, so on this one I made a big effort to make a healthy starer (I had a smack pack, smacked and let it sit for 2 days, then a 1 liter starter for 3 days). I also made sure to aerate by filling several milk jugs half full of boiled water and shaking for a minute each, then shaking the plastic fermentor jug. This seemed to create a healthy fermentation, after 12 hours I had some great bubbling that continued for about 4 days. But for some reason it’s still high, but this is my first brew using a secondary, so should I expect to see some more fermentation, or is this just conditioning?
Any insight would be appreciated.
ingredient listhttp://www.northernbrewer.com/documenta ... nStout.pdf