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Old 01-05-2013, 02:06 PM   #11
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EC-1118 is indeed a champagne yeast that is capable of 18% ABV if managed correctly and that equates to a gravity drop of 133 points.

Personally I prefer to start with a lower gravity of something like 1.100 or thereabouts and then step feed enough to add up to a 133 drop......

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Old 01-05-2013, 03:53 PM   #12
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I started with just over 18 pounds of honey, gravity of 1.110
A week later dropped to 1.060, added 2 lb honey
A couple weeks ago it hit 1.050, so I added an additional 2lb
Total of 24

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Old 01-05-2013, 03:55 PM   #13
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Also step fed nutrients for the first 7 days. I will check it again today

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:44 AM   #14
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Tested the strawberry version. It's dropped to 1.055, so still going(yay!)

It really is rocket fuel, this will be bottled when clear and forgotten till next winter/ spring.... High hopes for the eventual product.

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