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bottlebomber 11-26-2011 10:12 PM

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I brewed this yesterday. MAN what a lot of work this beer is. The carmelization (2 gallons of 1.095 first runnings) took almost two hours. I did it on pretty high heat, and even when reduced the mixture boiled thickly to fill my 10 gallon kettle. I wanted to get good efficiency, so I took an additional 9 gallons of preboil out of the grain, and in the end I finished with 6 gallons of 1.104 wort, missed what I wanted by one point. So it was worth it. Boil took 120 minutes. Racked it to my 7.5 gallon carboy, chilled it to 52 degrees, and hit it with 800 billion yeast cells. I'm keeping it cold as hell, really restricting the fermentation at first because I really want that smokey character to come out of this yeast. Even with that massive pitch, it is a nice slow and steady chug. This is going to be quite a beer.

Stuck to what I said, 20 lbs MO, then I went 4.5 ounces RB for the 6 gallon batch


bottlebomber 11-26-2011 10:12 PM

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I brewed this yesterday. MAN what a lot of work this beer is. The carmelization (2 gallons of 1.095 first runnings) took almost two hours. I did it on pretty high heat, and even when reduced the mixture boiled thickly to fill my 10 gallon kettle. I wanted to get good efficiency, so I took an additional 9 gallons of preboil out of the grain, and in the end I finished with 6 gallons of 1.104 wort, missed what I wanted by one point. So it was worth it. Boil took 120 minutes. Racked it to my 7.5 gallon carboy, chilled it to 52 degrees, and hit it with 800 billion yeast cells. I'm keeping it cold as hell, really restricting the fermentation at first because I really want that smokey character to come out of this yeast. Even with that massive pitch, it is a nice slow and steady chug. This is going to be quite a beer.

Stuck to what I said, 20 lbs MO, then I went 4.5 ounces RB for the 6 gallon batch


sapperxl 01-08-2012 10:03 PM

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Just doughed in 22#golden promise. I've been dying to brew this, the stars finally aligned and deer season ended. I can't wait till 12-12-12.


JuanKenobi 01-26-2012 10:53 PM

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Finally got to brewing this on Tuesday. Definitely a long day, but I'm very happy with how things went.

5.5gal:

20# Golden Promise
6oz Roasted Barley
1oz EKG 55min
1oz EKG 30min

Mashed at 148* for 90 minutes, reduced 2 gallons of first runnings to about 2/3 gallon, 120 minute boil, pitched onto 1728 cake from 80/-, fermenting at 56*

OG was 1.100, which is just shy of my (very rough) estimate of 1.103.

Here's some pics:


JuanKenobi 01-26-2012 10:53 PM

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Finally got to brewing this on Tuesday. Definitely a long day, but I'm very happy with how things went.

5.5gal:

20# Golden Promise
6oz Roasted Barley
1oz EKG 55min
1oz EKG 30min

Mashed at 148* for 90 minutes, reduced 2 gallons of first runnings to about 2/3 gallon, 120 minute boil, pitched onto 1728 cake from 80/-, fermenting at 56*

OG was 1.100, which is just shy of my (very rough) estimate of 1.103.

Here's some pics:


JuanKenobi 01-26-2012 10:53 PM

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Finally got to brewing this on Tuesday. Definitely a long day, but I'm very happy with how things went.

5.5gal:

20# Golden Promise
6oz Roasted Barley
1oz EKG 55min
1oz EKG 30min

Mashed at 148* for 90 minutes, reduced 2 gallons of first runnings to about 2/3 gallon, 120 minute boil, pitched onto 1728 cake from 80/-, fermenting at 56*

OG was 1.100, which is just shy of my (very rough) estimate of 1.103.

Here's some pics:


JuanKenobi 01-26-2012 10:53 PM

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Finally got to brewing this on Tuesday. Definitely a long day, but I'm very happy with how things went.

5.5gal:

20# Golden Promise
6oz Roasted Barley
1oz EKG 55min
1oz EKG 30min

Mashed at 148* for 90 minutes, reduced 2 gallons of first runnings to about 2/3 gallon, 120 minute boil, pitched onto 1728 cake from 80/-, fermenting at 56*

OG was 1.100, which is just shy of my (very rough) estimate of 1.103.

Here's some pics:


JuanKenobi 01-26-2012 10:53 PM

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Finally got to brewing this on Tuesday. Definitely a long day, but I'm very happy with how things went.

5.5gal:

20# Golden Promise
6oz Roasted Barley
1oz EKG 55min
1oz EKG 30min

Mashed at 148* for 90 minutes, reduced 2 gallons of first runnings to about 2/3 gallon, 120 minute boil, pitched onto 1728 cake from 80/-, fermenting at 56*

OG was 1.100, which is just shy of my (very rough) estimate of 1.103.

Here's some pics:


bottlebomber 06-24-2012 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by smokinghole
Uh oh! So I checked my gravity again and I'm at 1.026. I need to check it with a wild yeast test. That change from 1.032 to 1.026 is no a reading error. I use a lab precision hydrometer set that allows reading to 1.0000. So I know it's not a temp or user difference. I hope it's just the notoriously slow wlp099 finishing up. I'll check it again in a month. Sheesh.
You put in 099? That definitely it. I made a low gravity DFH120 clone and it came from 1.120 to 1.010 over 10 days. It stayed at 1.010 for at least a week as far as I know, then when I checked it before doing the dry hopping I got this.

bottlebomber 12-02-2012 01:11 AM

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All this talk has got me thinking



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