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Old 10-03-2010, 03:15 AM   #31
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Shes in the primary! I ended up doing 1oz Willamette for 60 mins, .25oz Fuggle for 20 mins, then .25oz Fuggle 5 more mins. I had 6.5lbs of Sorghum so I used all of it and about 2lbs of BRS and the 4oz of Molasses. My OG is reading at 1.065, I hope I didnt kill the brew by upping the alc content. What do you guys think?

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Old 10-03-2010, 05:38 AM   #32
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Nah, you didn't kill it. How does the color look?

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Old 10-03-2010, 06:15 AM   #33
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It looks a bit darker but theres some hops that need to settle out still. You dont think my US05 yeasties will choke out with that gravity, do you?

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It looks a bit darker but theres some hops that need to settle out still. You dont think my US05 yeasties will choke out with that gravity, do you?
Its about the perfect gravity for that much yeast, they will be very happy. Now, relax and drink a beer, and be patient.
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I can't drink because of the steroid I'm on for my brain cancer and the swelling, but thanks for the suggestion lol I'm just a dedicated brewer, regardless whether I can drink of not. So where abouts will the gravity drop to? I'm not sure what to expect from this brew... Am I looking at a 7-8% gluten free beer that might be like Fat Tire.

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I can't drink because of the steroid I'm on for my brain cancer and the swelling, but thanks for the suggestion lol I'm just a dedicated brewer, regardless whether I can drink of not. So where abouts will the gravity drop to? I'm not sure what to expect from this brew... Am I looking at a 7-8% gluten free beer that might be like Fat Tire.
The only thing that will be like Fat Tire about this beer will be the name and somewhat the hop schedule. I would relax about it being close to Fat Tire, and just tell whomever you are giving it to that it tastes like Fat Tire. Their mind will do the rest to make it taste like it.

I'd say this beer will be about 6.5% ABV.
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Alrighty. So on Saturday Ill rack it to secondary and save my yeast cake for a future brew. Think a week should be enough in primary?

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Alrighty. So on Saturday Ill rack it to secondary and save my yeast cake for a future brew. Think a week should be enough in primary?
I'd go at least 3 weeks for that brew. A month would be preferred.

I didn't see you were using a secondary...any reason for the secondary?
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Well I just normally rack my brews into a secondary. Was recommended to do so in the kits I started with. So when the fermentation slows after about a week I usually rack to secondary and let it go for another two weeks before bottling. Would it hurt to do this with the GF brew?

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I don't always do a secondary and I especially don't do one with my <1 gallon batches. I guess it is really up to you on this one, I am sure there is an argument for both sides and I don't know the pros or cons, but hey- sometimes I'm just lazy and I don't do it!

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