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Old 02-11-2009, 03:33 AM   #1021
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What was you OG?

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Old 02-11-2009, 03:41 AM   #1022
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Ummmm, I sort of WAY overshot that. OG was 1.165, so I'm not sure just how much farther I have to go.

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Old 02-11-2009, 03:50 AM   #1023
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Ummmm, I sort of WAY overshot that. OG was 1.165, so I'm not sure just how much farther I have to go.

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Dude...I'd say 70% attenuation on a monster mash like that is just fine.

1165....WTF?

Did you have to stomp on those grains to get them to fit in your tun?
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:53 AM   #1024
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I screwed up my water calculations and started with close to 9 gallons of wort. I then boiled for nearly 3 hours to get down to 5 gallons. Oops! it really was like syrup going into the fermenter.

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Old 02-11-2009, 04:06 AM   #1025
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tested my gravity today...1.022 after 9 days from my starting gravity of 1.100! Tasted great already, I can only imagine after aging, oaking, and dry hopping.

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Old 02-11-2009, 01:37 PM   #1026
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Damn, congrats you beat my 1.150.
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:32 PM   #1027
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I expect we will initiate the exchanges in late March / early April.

I have not solicited your shipping info yet, but will in the next few weeks. (Please don't PM me with that info until I ask for it).

In the meantime:

  • Get those BW’s on oak if you plan to oak them.
  • Get a taste test and see if some late dry hopping will help them.
  • Get those bottles cleaned up.
  • Make sure your CO2 is adequate to charge that barleywine.
  • Start accumulating newspapers, bubble wrap or whatever other packing material you prefer.


Here are the swap parameters:

  • You will send to three random individuals.
  • You will receive from three random individuals.
  • You will send a minimum of 44 ounces. (Generally the minimum is either 4-12 ounce bottles, or 2-22 ounce bombers.)
  • No matter how much you send, two bottles in the package must be Barleywine.
  • You may (and are encouraged to) send additional HB for immediate enjoyment.
A typical package example would be five or six 12-ounce bottles, two of which are Barleywine.
As long as your recipient receives a minimum of 44 ounces of homebrew, including two bottles of BW, you have met the minimum.
So when it is said and done, we should each be in possession of 6 bottles of barleywine and hopefully a weekends worth assortment of other homebrew.

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Is anyone dry hopping? If so are you using Centennial or Cascade or a mix of the two??

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Is anyone dry hopping? If so are you using Centennial or Cascade or a mix of the two??
I'm going to taste test first and then decide.

Might go with some amarillo.
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