FG= 1.002?

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  1. Krimbos

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    Latest brew is 1.002. 95% attenuation

    is this possible?
     
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    Yep, depending on the yeast strain. But usually something that low means something's wrong - how does the beer taste?
     
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    usually means you had too much water or allot of corn sugar or similar
     
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    Did you use enzymes?
     
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    as you may know FG= 1.000 is water so might be thin lol
     
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    But if the beer has fermented, it has alcohol and alcohol is lighter than water. Specific gravity is the ratio of the weight of a given volume of liquid to the same volume of pure water, so you either have an extremely thin beer or a very high ratio of alcohol to dissolved solids like complex sugars and proteins. That's why I asked how it tasted: Some infections eat the complex sugars, reducing the gravity below what you'd normally expect. Extremely high proportions of sugary adjuncts can do this to a beer as well - if you used a lot of honey or cane sugar you'd get SG's lower than normally expected. Some Belgian yeast strains really dry out the beers, particularly in the presence of a lot of simple sugars. So I propose the ultimate test: Taste it and if it tastes good, drink it. It'll be very dry but that may be just the thing!
     
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    White Labs says it can come from fermenting at too high a temperature. I do it all the time unfortunately, and get attenuations around 90%. Beers good, but probably would be better if it hit its calculated attenuation.
     
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    It is the best beer I have brewed so far, hands down.
     
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    That is awesome, congrats! Personally, I love low f.g. beers.
     
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    in that case repeat, repeat lol
     
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    Hard to argue with success! Congrats!
     
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    That rocks!
    Welcome to the brewing Jedi order.
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