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Old 04-30-2014, 08:52 PM   #381
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Reading through this thread, I saw multiple comments regarding fermentation either stalling or being slow to start. I had the opposite. I used a yeast starter (always do) and it TOOK OFF withing 12 hours. I always use a blow off tube, with the tube in a wine jug. Bubbles/foam were coming out the top. It slowed down after 24 hours, and now, about 72 hours after pitching, is sending out a very tiny bubble every 4-5 seconds.

When I first pitched, it was very warm in the house; about 75 degrees. I had to think quickly and went with the swamp cooler approach and got it down to around 68 before I went to bed. I'm a bit nervous with this batch, as the temp has not been stabilized. It's been fluctuating between 64-68, so hopefully not a problem.

This is the second time I've brewed this. Holy crap. The first batch was excellent. I added vanilla beans and coffee to the secondary and it was delicious. This batch is going to be a bourbon vanilla. Highly recommend this recipe; it's top-notch.

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Old 05-01-2014, 03:16 AM   #382
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Picked up the ingredients to brew this today. Im on a summery/light/crisp beer kick with the warmer weather but after reading the thread i couldnt resist trying. Results in a month. Wish me luck!

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Old 05-14-2014, 05:27 PM   #383
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Bought the ingredients and forgot to brew it, they've been sitting for almost 5 months...
Specialty grains milled, sitting in brown bag in a 6g Bucket.
Didn't buy hops or yeast at the time. 2row is unmilled.

Am I still good to go, or should I toss the milled grains?

Also, worried about the high final gravity on this. Is it due to the high temp mostly, and the lactose as well? What does the Malto-dextrine do, I've never used it before?

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Old 05-17-2014, 06:25 PM   #384
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Milled grains will have oxidized, so you may have to toss them.

The high gravity is in part from the lactose and maltodextrose, which add about .004 points to the gravity (by my math). The mash temp is also pretty high, which makes the mash less fermentable and gives a higher final gravity.

I kept getting a much higher FG, so I ended up brewing my last batch at 151 instead of the recipe's 158, which gave me a FG of 1.014.

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Old 05-21-2014, 04:39 AM   #385
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Picked up the ingredients to brew this today. Im on a summery/light/crisp beer kick with the warmer weather but after reading the thread i couldnt resist trying. Results in a month. Wish me luck!
Racked to secondary today because I needed to empty the primary bucket. Took a hydro sample (1.021 same as a week ago), chilled it, and it was delicious! Im gonna bottle this in the next couple days so it can start to carb before I go out of town for the weekend. More results in 3 weeks or so.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:31 AM   #386
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Just brewed it. Was my 2nd all grain, biab. Only have a 5 gallon pot so this is what i did. Got 64% efficiency and missed volume by 1G (4G into fermenter)

Heated water in 2 seperate pots, 2.5G @ 2G, and 5G @ 4G. Heated to 169~.

Mashed in my bottling bucket, I know I know Lacto infection much? I soaked in a heavy dose of oxyclean after. Hit mash temp perfectly, thanks calculator, lost about 3 degrees in 90 minutes.
Split wort volume~6.5G ish into the 2 pots. 2ish, and 3.5ish gallons.
Got about 1.5G and 2.5G if I were to guess after boil.

Note to self: Find a better way to mash or at least sparge. 13lb of grain does not fit in colander insert, or 3G bucket. Put 3G bucket upside down inside regular bucket and drill holes? Should work fine.

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Old 05-28-2014, 04:40 AM   #387
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I bastardized this recipe with some additions (Vanilla, Bourbon and a few others) and people are ranting. It's still green, so going to bottle some up and let it sit before I pronounce victory


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Old 05-28-2014, 10:56 AM   #388
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I brewed this on a frigid January 1st and had trouble keeping/holding temperatures. It's sweet for a porter but delicious nonetheless, surprisingly alcohol is high given the unfermentables. Can't wait to rebrew in the fall under better conditions.


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I brewed 4-30, bottled 5-29, and drank my first today (1 week in bottle). Wow! Totally undercarbed but sooooooo good. I cant wait till a few weeks when this carbs a little more. I definitely need to set a six pack aside to see how it ages because I will drink this stuff way to fast. Great recipe. This will definitely be a "you made this?!" brew.

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Withheld the maltodextrin, lactose, irish moss; first was a 1-gallon before Christmas and all nine bottles were well-received.

Brewed a 5-gallon batch (my second 5-gallon) this April, added a 1-week cold-crash in secondary; bottle-conditioned for more than 4 weeks. Had my first two bottles this weekend. This one is worth the wait! Thank you for the recipe.

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