Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Near Perfect Attenuation? & Yeast Q/A
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-07-2007, 12:57 AM   #1
5gBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 180
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Near Perfect Attenuation? & Yeast Q/A

So I moved my Belgian Trippel to secondary. The gravity reading was about 1.008 from an OG of 1.080!!! I'm going to let it sit in secondary for a week or two before bottling.

Also, I saved 2 small jars of the yeast cake from this Belgian for pitching later. It was poured into 2 small sanitized jars, I put sanitized foil on top, then put the jars in the fridge. About how long can this yeast sit in the fridge before using?

5gB

__________________


Primary 1: The Astronomer: An Imperial Stout
Primary 2: NA
Secondary 1: Potion #6: An Irish Stout
Bottled/Conditioning:
- Vander Maass German Wheat
- Mad Tiger: Honey IPA
Bottled/Drinking:
- Vander Maass German Wheat
- Mad Tiger: Honey IPA
Up Next:
- undecided

5gBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2007, 01:59 AM   #2
sause
Steel Comma Ale & Lagery
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sause's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Menomonee Falls WI
Posts: 1,866
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

90%? That fricken rocks man.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strange Brewer
Had some Bud Light analyzed once. They told me my dog had diabetes... And was pregnant
sause is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2007, 02:12 AM   #3
chillHayze
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
chillHayze's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Columbus OH
Posts: 1,589
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

After a few days in the fridge pour off the beer on top, then they should last a few months in the fridge if the 'lids' are tight. It depends on how well your sanitation was when making the original batch.
Oh, be sure to make a starter when you use one of the jars!

__________________
RDWHAHB
Every little thing is gonna be alright.

chillHayze is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2007, 07:08 AM   #4
Orfy
For the love of beer!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Orfy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cheshire, England
Posts: 11,853
Liked 69 Times on 52 Posts
Likes Given: 30

Default

So what was the recipe. The ferementation obviously had almost optimum conditions. I'm not too sure that I'd want a beer with such a large ABV to be so thin.

Orfy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2007, 01:44 PM   #5
Evan!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Evan!'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 11,901
Liked 69 Times on 61 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Yeah, what Orfy sed. I've had a brew get too dry, and honestly, with all that alcohol, you need some sugar to lend balance to the palate.

With attenuation, the goal is not simply "as high as you can get". A low FG is not necessarily a good FG. 9.5% ABV w/ almost no sugars left over...well, unless it has a massive load of hops in it, I'd venture to guess that the alcohol might be, um, a bit much. But you never know till you drink it.

__________________
MOSS HOLLOW BREWING CO.
Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers


.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)
Evan! is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2007, 01:46 PM   #6
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,498
Liked 371 Times on 306 Posts
Likes Given: 97

Default

I'm curious about the recipe, too. I'm assuming there were a lot of highly fermentable sugars in there (not inappropriate for the style).

__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

That'll do, Pigley. That'll do.
the_bird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2007, 01:49 PM   #7
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 134 Times on 127 Posts

Default

Big Belgians are weird beasties, because much of the initial gravity is candi which ferments 100%. I don't like the way the alcohol blasts through, although a regular Belgian can be nice. But, I'm not much of a fan of big beers, period.

Hope it works for you.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2007, 02:09 PM   #8
Brewing Clamper
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewing Clamper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Union City, CA
Posts: 2,862
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 5gBrewer
...About how long can this yeast sit in the fridge before using?

5gB
The last batch of harvested yeast I used had been about 1 month in the fridge, but I've had them in there up to 3 months and still woke right up in the starter.
__________________

--Omar

4 Ohms Aleworks & Lagers | Twitter | Facebook | Blog |

Brewing Clamper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2007, 09:52 PM   #9
5gBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 180
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Here's the recipe for those that were curious:

1 lb. Specialty Grains, Trippel Blend
6.6 lbs Briess Pilsen Extract
3 lbs. Clear Belgian Candi Sugar
2 oz Styrian Golding Pellets
1 oz Saaz Hops

1 WhiteLabs California Ale yeast vile
.5 small jar of harvested WhiteLabs Belgian Wit Yeast 2nd generation

- steeped the grains at @ 150F for a hour
- added 3.3lbs of the Briess at start of boil
- late addition of 3.3lbs Briess and candi sugar
- 1 oz Styrian at 10 minutes
- 1 oz Stryrian at 20 minutes
- Saaz at knockout

---------------

When i racked this beer to secondary, it smelled great, and not alcoholie at all. Taste is another thing though. I won't try it until the weekend at least.

5gB

__________________


Primary 1: The Astronomer: An Imperial Stout
Primary 2: NA
Secondary 1: Potion #6: An Irish Stout
Bottled/Conditioning:
- Vander Maass German Wheat
- Mad Tiger: Honey IPA
Bottled/Drinking:
- Vander Maass German Wheat
- Mad Tiger: Honey IPA
Up Next:
- undecided

5gBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2007, 01:33 AM   #10
lefteye
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 73
Default

Wow you all play loose and fast with sterility - me thinks.
But then I started brewing double batches when I swithched to liq yeasts - due to the cost of the yst.
The only time I've re-used yst was when the timing was right. It tasted the same in the next batch save for the taste of anxiety.
I go the one pouch for ten gallons and save the fridge space for cold lagering.

__________________
lefteye is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yeast attenuation and FG? Tilldeath Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 10-25-2009 05:25 AM
yeast attenuation evilhorse Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 09-20-2009 04:09 AM
Weihenstephan yeast low attenuation Paco General Techniques 17 06-20-2009 09:57 PM
Perfect Fermentation Storm - Nottingham Yeast Cake BrewFrick General Techniques 1 07-02-2008 03:32 PM
Anyone know of a ale yeast with low attenuation? ratm4484 General Beer Discussion 5 02-28-2007 10:43 PM