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Old 03-15-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default Record for the highest extract OG ever?

Obvioulsy, I'm posting this because I think I've already won...My answer to come after a few responses confirm my suspicions.

While I know better than to say, "I've ruined it!" I will say that I'm going to have to do a little more than primary ferment for a week and bottle for 2 weeks...

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Old 03-15-2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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Right around 1.125 was my highest.

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You realize that yeast only work up until a certain alcohol % and then die, correct?
You will most likely be left with something far too sweet to drink.

You win.

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You realize that yeast only work up until a certain alcohol % and then die, correct?
You will most likely be left with something far too sweet to drink.

You win.
you can double pitch yeast right?
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:31 PM   #5
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you can double pitch yeast right?
Sure. But the attenuation won't change, nor the alcohol tolerance, of the yeast strain.

Some people have had good luck with fermenting with an ale yeast, then adding a champagne yeast once the ale yeast quits. Sometimes that works.
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Sure. But the attenuation won't change, nor the alcohol tolerance, of the yeast strain.

Some people have had good luck with fermenting with an ale yeast, then adding a champagne yeast once the ale yeast quits. Sometimes that works.
In a couple weeks I'll be checking where mine is at and possibly doing this depending on where I sit. I'm hoping I pitched big enough to take care of this and they should last up to what I need them to (right around 12.5%).
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So, Neonsilver, what kind of beer, and what was the OG, please?

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I did a 1.200 partial. 22.5% ABV

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So, Neonsilver, what kind of beer, and what was the OG, please?
American Barleywine, right around 1.125. I'm not sure exactly, I have that information at home.
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I'm starting to think that I mis-read my hydrometer, although I don't see how, despite the fact that it's the third I've ever done...

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