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Petite Saison: gravity questions

I brewed my first all grain, the Petite Saison. I’ve been nervous about it all week. the yeast didnt seem very active but there was about 1" of krausen so the yeast did something. The beginning gravity was 1.03. I just transferred to the secondary and the gravity was 1.01. am I doing something wrong? is this normal? should i add more yeast or just wait it out for a week, bottle it and see what happens?

looks like your OG should have been about 1.040. what yeast did you use? let it sit for 3 or 4 more days & take another reading. I’m pretty sure that your beer is fine, just a bit lower OG.

I used the saftbrew t-58.

just wait it out.

That could be the FG based on the yeast, mash temp, and grain composition.

I’m curious why you transferred it off the yeast cake when you think it’s not done fermenting?

i transferred it because it didn’t seem like it was doing anything. the airlock hasn’t been active after the first 3 days. i’m also a total newbie to AG so i’m sure i’m doing a lot that doesn’t make sense. I’m actually slightly disappointed in the instruction that came with the kit. they assume you know what you are doing and don’t take consideration for newbies like myself but that’s just my 2 cents. I’ve done some research and have been reading about it but am still stumbling with this batch.

step back, brofluff. take a deep breath. you made a true session. I’m willing to bet it’s quite tasty too. you’re OG may be low and you’re second guessing yourself. I’m pretty new to AG too. just step back and analyze what you think you may have done wrong. probably nothing at all. probably just worrying too much. :cheers:

guess we’ll find out. the proof is in the pudding as they say. posting.php?mode=reply&f=5&t=113198#

I took notes on everything I did so I’m going to review them and make the necessary changes for the next one. the great thing about homebrew…you can always make more.

[quote=“bkgirard”]guess we’ll find out. the proof is in the pudding as they say. posting.php?mode=reply&f=5&t=113198#

I took notes on everything I did so I’m going to review them and make the necessary changes for the next one. the great thing about homebrew…you can always make more.[/quote]
now you’re talkin! I just had an efficiency problem with my Weizenbock. gotta check my crush, but haven’t done much with wheat before. gotta take a step back & try again. :smiley:

Weizenbock sounds good. Hope it goes well.

Lovin’ your iron maiden reference to Number of the Beast by the way. lmao I just saw them when they came around the area this summer. Awesome show.

I guess that you had the grains crushed at the store? Most shops have the rollers set a little loose to avoid stuck sparges. This will decrease your efficiency.

Then if your water volume is a little high, you OG will be off from that.

Should still be a tasty beer.

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