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Old 05-17-2010, 07:44 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone. I set the Hydrometer in and it sinks down all the way to the 20 at the top. So...10.20??
It's near the top. Thats at the 0-5% alcohol content range about 2.5% not much but it smells good. It went strong for 4 days and it's only at 10.20, I'll try again tomorrow hopefully it will be higher.

Thanks for telling me how to use the hydrometer so simple.

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Old 05-17-2010, 09:08 PM   #12
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i'll check tomorrow and if I'm still at 10.20 by Wednesday I guess It's done. And I'll keg it.

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Old 05-17-2010, 10:31 PM   #13
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Also, that doesn't mean your beer is only 2.5%. You take the alcohol percentage that corresponds to your original gravity(pre fermentation) and subtract the alcohol percentage that corresponds to your final gravity. Sounds like you are on the right track now.

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Old 05-17-2010, 10:39 PM   #14
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Also, that doesn't mean your beer is only 2.5%. You take the alcohol percentage that corresponds to your original gravity(pre fermentation) and subtract the alcohol percentage that corresponds to your final gravity. Sounds like you are on the right track now.
Ok thanks! So it's actually probably higher than 2.5% because it really taste higher than that, I can for sure taste a high alcohol.

I did not do a prefermentation gravity reading but I will for now on, now that I know the process. It taste good, prob just needs to age.

?oh and also is it normal for it to be completely done in four days??

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Old 05-17-2010, 11:08 PM   #15
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Let us know how the clone turns out. I'm finding it nearly impossible to find Young's anymore, especially in those nitro cans.

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Old 05-17-2010, 11:25 PM   #16
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Let us know how the clone turns out. I'm finding it nearly impossible to find Young's anymore, especially in those nitro cans.
They have them at a local liquor store near my house called Ray's for $2.99ea
Way expensive considering I'm making 10g for $66 so about .60 a beer.

Also I know Bevmo carries them in four packs.

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Old 05-17-2010, 11:37 PM   #17
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10g makes 90-100 12oz beers right? So $66/100 = .66

Anybody have a good technique for bottling from a pony keg so that the bottles keep the same level of carbonation as from tap. Mine seem to be perfect on tap but lacking on the co2 from the bottles. And I don't know why.

And I'm not fond of the idea of putting sugar in the bottom before hand because I don't want there to be visible 'crap' at the bottom, it's not appealing.

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Old 05-18-2010, 02:44 AM   #18
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Vertex, if you post your recipe I will see if I can get a swag at what your OG and % alcohol should be.

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Old 05-18-2010, 04:16 AM   #19
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Vertexbrew, did you try Biermuncher's bottle filler? http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/we-n...eer-gun-24678/ It's a sticky under bottling/kegging. I actually just tried it this weekend for some bottles to give away. Not too painful, as bottling goes. Certainly a better price than a beergun, and made sense for my infrequent use.

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Old 05-18-2010, 04:41 AM   #20
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Remember though, I double the amounts since I did a 10g.......Thanks!
Youngs Double Chocolate Stout Clone


Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 9.06
Anticipated OG: 1.051 Plato: 12.60
Anticipated SRM: 29.7
Anticipated IBU: 34.9

Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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5.5 0.50 lbs. Golden Syrup (Partially Inver Great Britian 1.036 2
77.2 7.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.038 3
7.6 0.69 lbs. Crystal 60L America 1.034 60
4.8 0.44 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350
4.8 0.44 lbs. Carafa Germany 1.030 400

Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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39.69 g. Fuggle Whole 4.75 29.6 60 min.
7.09 g. Goldings - E.K. Whole 4.75 5.3 60 min.

Extras

Amount Name Type Time
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12.00 Oz Lactose Other 15 Min.(boil)
0.33 Oz Liquid Chocolate Extract Other 14 Days(secondary)
6.00 Oz Cocoa Powder Other 15 Min.(boil)

Yeast
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Wyeast 1318 London Ale III

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