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Old 08-04-2011, 08:52 PM   #41
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I tried to manage mine down into the mid 20's but unfortunately the yeast dropped on me before I noticed and I beefed it back up to 1.030 - 1.031 before realizing it was time to stop adding sugar. I would aim for mid 20's if I brewed it again, it would calm the sweet factor down though it would make the alcohol a little more up front but hey, it's a 20% beer, if you don't like al-kee-hol, go grab yourself a lager right . I traded a bottle with Smuth and I wouldn't be able to pick either from a line up the tastes were so close, except he had kegged his so it was carbed.

Bottom line in my opinion, lower FG then originally suggested, more hops, and a designated driver.

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Old 08-04-2011, 09:55 PM   #42
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Interesting note: Even having to buy the grains twice, I have $102 in ingredients in this beer. Figure $110 with propane, and salts, etc.

120 sells for $9.99 a bottle here. 50*9.99 = $499.5

So I made $500 worth of beer for $110. I feel very frugal.

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Old 08-05-2011, 08:20 PM   #43
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Double doses of sugar last night and today. Gravity reading today was 1.018, so the yeast are still rocking. Today crossed the halfway point 5.5lbs of sugar in, 4.5lbs left to go.

After the sugar, Current Gravities: SG:1.137, SG: 1.024, ABV: 14.8%. Starting to get up there!

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now is where it could start getting tricky... be careful not to overload those yeasties cause if they stop, getting them going again is nearly impossible. Good Luck!

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Definitely. I'm going to keep monitoring the gravity twice a day as I have been. I would be happy with a 16% beer as long as it's dry enough. I don't want 22% cough syrup.

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exactly!

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I don't want 22% cough syrup.


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A medical dropper drops .051ml. So I try to use a little less than a drop of olive oil. I add that to the yeast in my starter.
I showed your post to my wife who an RN and she said you can goto the medical supply store and buy syringes that can dispense down to .00001ml. Hope this info helps.

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I showed your post to my wife who an RN and she said you can goto the medical supply store and buy syringes that can dispense down to .00001ml. Hope this info helps.

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That's fantastic news. Thanks a lot!

Update: the yeast are still hungry. Gravity this morning was 1.019. Added another 12oz of sugar last night and this morning.

Current gravities: OG: 1.149, SG: 1.025, ABV: 16.2%
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Added 12oz doses last night and this morning. Gravity this morning was 1.021, up a little bit, but I only have 24oz left to add.

Current gravities: OG: 1.161, SG: 1.027, ABV: 17.6%

At this point, i'll be happy anywhere the yeast decide to quit. I just need to keep a close eye on the hydrometer, as I want my FG to be between 1.025 and 1.030

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