Last night I moved an Imperial Stout from primary to secondary. Before pitching I measured an OG of 1.101 which was just what I was shooting for (in the 1.1 range). My gravity reading last night after racking to secondary was 1.028 which was slightly higher than what I’m looking for. My goal was to hit an FG of somewhere in the 1.020 to 1.025 range. I hopped it enough that even at 1.028 it didn’t taste too sweet (had a very nice/bitter dark chocolate aftertaste) however I would like to dry it out and bump up ABV a little bit more to bring out the warmer alcohol notes.
What ideas do folks have for dropping gravity just a little? We’re talking no more than 10 points… any and all suggestions are welcome.