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Old 02-09-2013, 07:26 PM   #161
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You will probably be fine without adjusting the temp, getting down to the FG can be tricky without a lot of really healthy yeast and oxygen.

I brewed this up again on 2/7 and used Conan yeast (harvested from Heady Topper). It is bubbling away. My boil off wasn't as good as normal, ended about 5-7 points shy and at 6.3g. I got a new pot, so will need to adjust for that. I am considering adding a half pound of sugar to primary (boiled to a syrup) to help with the ABV and dry it out, however from what I have read the Conan is a beast.
I was thinking of using 1 fresh packet of S-04 and 1 older (expires 4/13) packet, rehydrated, with some yeast fuel in the boil and 60 seconds of pure oxygen when pitching.

I have a batch ready for bottling in a couple of days in which I used a 2L starter of WLP002 - unfortunately I fear the starter got infected, hence my eagerness to get another batch going.

I think there's something going amiss with my liquid starter process so I'm moving to dry until I can pinpoint it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:50 PM   #162
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What level of CO2 volume are people going for on this?

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:18 PM   #163
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I realized nobody had addressed this last night when I had the beer in my bottling bucket...went with 2.4 volumes based on googling reviews of the finished beer which tended to say moderate carbonation but a few noted importance of carbonation bite in the profile.

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:27 PM   #164
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I like this carbonated medium-medium high, it makes it really pop.

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:10 PM   #165
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I like this carbonated medium-medium high, it makes it really pop.
Thanks,

Any chance you can put a number on medium-high? Too late for me, but would be nice to have that as part of the recipe for future bottle conditioners...
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:24 AM   #166
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I do 2.5 on my carbonation. It does make this beer pop

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Old 02-12-2013, 02:11 AM   #167
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i am still in awe at how a hack like me can make a beer this good...

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I do 2.5 on my carbonation. It does make this beer pop
Thanks again. So my 2.4 guess should be ok!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:07 AM   #169
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I used 2.4 and it came out fantastic.

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i am still in awe at how a hack like me can make a beer this good...
Ha! I felt the exact same way when I brewed it. It's astonishingly good.
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