Ongoing Fermentation

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  1. Ermir

    Ermir New Member

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    Last saturday I brewed a Ginger Saison Dogfish Head Clone, All-Grain.
    Initial gravity was 1048 (lower than the recipe) and I used a 11,5g Packet of Saison Dry Yeast.
    Every calculator predicted FG around 1013 or so giving me a 5% alcohol at best. It has been 5 days and now the Gravity has gone down to 1006. That means an attenuation at 86% which gives me a 5.5% ABV (I'm brewing 6 gallons). Fermentation is still going on pretty well.
    What do I do? Let ig go on? Bottle? Secondary Fermentation?
     
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    The Brew Mentor Well-Known Member

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    Let it go,
    A nice dry Saison is a good thing.
    Brian
     
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    Head First Well-Known Member

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    Don't you guy's sleep in on Turkey Day? ;) My experiences with dry saison yeast is high attenuation also.
     
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    I'm EST so my post was at 7:40 am and that is sleeping in for me.
    I was actually up at 4:30 and helping get turkey ready at 5!
    A nap will be a good thing though during a football game!
     
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    Was the yeast Danstar Belle Saison dry yeast? That won't give you a 1.013 fg. You're more likely to get 1.003. It can dry a beer out pretty good. But it does make a tasty saison!
     

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