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Old 05-03-2013, 05:00 PM   #11
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Yeah, get a bigger kettle! I still stove-top brew, but typically boil about 5.5-5.75 gals down to 4.25-4.75 or so on my electric stove and top off with .5 to 1 gal. I have made great IIPA's in the 70-88 IBU range this way.

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Old 05-06-2013, 01:31 PM   #12
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Perfect. Picked up a 5.5 gal (22 qt) pot, and now I'll be able to boil 4+ gallons. Then I changed my "Equipment" in Beersmith, and Boom, what a difference in the Hop utilization. The IBU went off the chart, so I cut back the hops to just around 4-5 oz in the boil and I'm looking at a 97.5 on the IBU. Still going to do a FWH and a dry hop as well.

BTW, I have to correct myself. Was re-reading Palmer yesterday regarding FWH, and I believe what he meant is the 30% rule was of only the "finishing/aroma" hops planned, not the total hop bill.

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Old 05-09-2013, 06:29 PM   #13
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Brewing it tomorrow. This is gonna be the best one yet!

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Old 06-03-2013, 01:37 AM   #14
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Default Update.

Brew day went great! Only drawback was the massive amount of trub, and I got impatient with the little screen in the funnel, so just went for it and threw almost everything into the fermenter. (I figured out a great idea to stop that from happening again though.)
Bottled yesterday. And boy, I am as happy as a Clam at High Water!
All of these extract batches I've done so far have stalled out around 1.018 - 1.022. Too sweet for my taste. No more pitching dry yeast into the wort for me! I re-hydrated for the first time on this batch, and BOOM, 36 hours later I needed a blow-off instead of the airlock.
I was worried at first because the visible activity stopped after only 3 days, but just figured, RDWHAHB, and let it sit, swirled it a couple of times...
And here ya go...
22 days in Primary, then bottled.
OG - 1.082
FG - 1.014
ABV - 8.9% ?
Exactly what I was hoping for. Dried out, not sweet !!! Yay!!!
I can post the exact recipe I used that day if anyone is interested. Some of the timing and quantities changed throughout the day compared to my original target plan listed earlier. I have detailed notes on file.
I have even higher expectations about the Christmas Ale getting bottled soon. I used the same method of re-hydrating the Safeale US-05 on this batch, which was a week later, but it didn't blow off. Probably since the OG was only 1.062.
But what I'm really excited about is, that I saw the airlock was steadily active for 5 full days. That puppy cooked fer a while. And it's a beautiful color, and almost clear now.
Christmas in July Gang!
On deck, a clone of GLBC's Nosferatu Imperial red ale.
After that... Something Hoppy I guess...
Did anyone notice the Lake Erie Monster being a little sweet this year?
I was a little disappointed that it didn't dry out as much as the Alchemy Hour did. Oh well. It still had an ABV up there around 9, which will reach out and grab ya if you ain't careful.
Have a great week Y'all.

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Old 06-03-2013, 02:46 PM   #15
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Here's how it went...
4.5 gal Boil
155 deg Steep: 16 oz Caramel 60L, 8 oz Carapils - 30 min.
Added 1# Golden Light DME to prep for FWH
FWH @155 deg 1 oz Simcoe, 1 oz Cascade - 30 min.
60 minute boil:
60 - 1 oz Warrior
45 - 3/4 oz Mosaic
40 - 2# Golden Light DME
20 - 2# Bavarian Wheat DME
15 - 3# Golden Light DME
10 - 1 oz Cascade
9 - 1# Blonde Candi Syrup
4 - 1/4 oz mosaic
3 - 1 oz Simcoe
Flameout - 1# Honey (Light Amber)
Cooled to 72 deg.
Re-Hydrated 11.5G Packet Safale US-05, & pitched.
Violent fermentation clogged airlock in 36 hours. (Will use a blowoff on the next high gravity batch.)
After krausen dropped back on 4th day, dry-hopped 1 oz Cascade.
Bottled after 22 days in Primary.
OG was 1.082
FG was 1.014
I'm very pleased.

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This is definately my best batch yet. Totally pleased. Thank you everyone!

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This is definately my best batch yet. Totally pleased. Thank you everyone!
Great to hear! I love it when people report back on how something came out. Thanks for that!
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