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Old 09-10-2007, 03:53 PM   #1
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Ok so as I have never seen this before..... the recipe calls for taking out a quart of wort before fermenting and use it for priming.... but when it comes to the priming directions doesnt mention adding the wort to the process just the 3/4 cup of corn sugar with water. The time frame is after bottled let it sit in warm place for 7-10 days then 2 weeks in a cool place.

Well I will be bottling on Wed (earliest day I have that I can do this without not having time to carb for a lil shindig) and I have yet to find out anything on this. Sadly to say a true hydrometer test probably cant be performed due to an addition of Creme de Cacao when racking to the secondary which if all is right estimates 8.3% so says the recipe.

Should I boil the 1 qt of wort again and boil the sugar in with water? Boil the sugar into the wort? or Dont boil the wort and boil the sugar in water?

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Old 09-10-2007, 06:36 PM   #2
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Ok so as I have never seen this before..... the recipe calls for taking out a quart of wort before fermenting and use it for priming.... but when it comes to the priming directions doesnt mention adding the wort to the process just the 3/4 cup of corn sugar with water. The time frame is after bottled let it sit in warm place for 7-10 days then 2 weeks in a cool place.

Well I will be bottling on Wed (earliest day I have that I can do this without not having time to carb for a lil shindig) and I have yet to find out anything on this. Sadly to say a true hydrometer test probably cant be performed due to an addition of Creme de Cacao when racking to the secondary which if all is right estimates 8.3% so says the recipe.

Should I boil the 1 qt of wort again and boil the sugar in with water? Boil the sugar into the wort? or Dont boil the wort and boil the sugar in water?
I think the directions just got confused. You take the quart of wort out for krausening. Assuming you've kept it in a sanitzed environment, you shouldn't need to boil it. And assuming that the recipe got the correct krausen ratio correct, you shouldn't need to add any sugar.

See here as a reference:
http://www.picobrewery.com/askarchive/krausen.htm

I haven't tried krausening yet, but think that I will for my next brew. It's supposed to really smooth out the beer.
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:34 AM   #3
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I think the directions just got confused. You take the quart of wort out for krausening. Assuming you've kept it in a sanitzed environment, you shouldn't need to boil it. And assuming that the recipe got the correct krausen ratio correct, you shouldn't need to add any sugar.

See here as a reference:
http://www.picobrewery.com/askarchive/krausen.htm

I haven't tried krausening yet, but think that I will for my next brew. It's supposed to really smooth out the beer.
Hmmmm very interesting. Thanks! That does sound like what it is referring to there.
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:29 AM   #4
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My OG was lower than what they had accounted for so I might need sugar then to boost it up around where it needs to be. OH WOW! the OG was 1.037 instead of a 1.063... ick. Something bad happened there. Oh... I had subsituted items due to lack of finding them... I think I realized that was a bad idea.

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