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Cape Brewing 06-10-2011 03:03 AM

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Pics... I has them

The carboy on the left is the original batch that ended up at 1126 before adding a lb of maple syrup. It was brought down to 1019. I THEN added the lb of maple syrup, a fairly large cake of WLP 099 and an oxygen shot.

The carboy on the right is the second batch that was 1260 (that is not a typo).

The growler is a one gallon growler that is, as you can see, holding a metric fckton of yeast (US-O5). That is the yeast cake is racked the original batch off of.

Cape Brewing 06-10-2011 03:09 AM

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The left carboy is a five gallon and the one on the right is a 6 gallon.

I sanitized a large pot, dumped the 1260 wort into it so I could see exactly how much I had. I marked the level, dumped it back into the carboy, and then dumped the 1019 into it and measured it out exactly so I had the exact same amounts of each.

I dumped out what was left over 1019 unfortunately but it was less than half a gallon.

I then took about a gallon out of each and put it in the other... 1) to feed the lower gravity wort and the 099 yeast and 2) to bring down the OG on the monster 1260 before dumping that massive cake of US-05

These are the "mixed" carboys.

Cape Brewing 06-10-2011 03:14 AM

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US-05 cake pitched and both heavily hit with oxygen.

The "second batch" was continuously pushing bubbles out of the airlock in about 30 minutes.

Oh... and I used a fair amount of fermcap in both carboys. (I owe you some fermcap Drinkswell... I'm good for it)

So... we'll see. hopefully that massive 05 cake will put a real dent in the second batch. As it comes down, I'll continue to feed the second batch into the first along with 099 and oxygen.

bottlebomber 02-25-2012 07:52 PM

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Yeeeah I'm probably not qualified to criticize. Especially since the lagering fridge is also full. Lager a beer for 6 months? No prob.

Cape Brewing 03-26-2012 07:46 PM

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fiiiiiiiiiine... here is a pic.

This is a pic of the strainer bag hanging over the pot. That pot was full to within about an inch of the top and you can tell from the frost line that it is about half full after the ice is pulled out.

If I let that bag hang there for a few minutes, it drained clearer and clearer until the ice was really pretty white.

Cape Brewing 06-05-2012 08:41 PM

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