Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > All-grain 20%+ beer
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-01-2009, 12:08 PM   #1
dreadnatty08
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 57
Default All-grain 20%+ beer

I've been reading all the threads about brewing 120min clones and have gotten a lot of great advice. But, I really want to do something that's no more than 20% sugar (ideally 10-15%) and the rest malt. I've read Johnny Max's article on BYO, but I have a few more questions.
I plan on doing something akin to his method, mash overnight with about 25-30# of grain (I have a monster 70qt cooler), boil 8gal down to about 4.5, and use 099 as my primary strain. Couple concerns:
I've heard 099 is pretty terrible for ester production, can temp control help much? Pitching any yeast into something around 1.200 regardless of how much volume seems to be asking for trouble (If I bring down the all-malt wort to 1.150 and make up the rest with sugar additions, would I be better off?).
Other than that, any advice on brewing these types of beers?

--
<i><a href="http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/" title="Seen on...">Seen on homebrewtalk.com</a></i> <em>(<a href="http://6v8.gamboni.org/Flickr-Add-referer-into-comments.html">?</a>)</em>

__________________
dreadnatty08 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2009, 02:58 PM   #2
ChemE
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 603
Liked 17 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Just blue-skying here but what about pitching a more mainstream strain into some 1.080 and then making additions of 1.2 as the fermentation proceeds?

__________________

My Super Efficient 5-Gallon Mash Lauter TunGraduating CarboysLeaf Hop Absorption Measured
Primary - Bemused Bitter, Munich Saaz SMaSH
Secondary - Air
Bottled - Oatmeal Stout 2011, Apfelwein, Withdrawn Wheat, Bourbon Barrel Barleywine SMaSH, Christmas Ale 2010, Perplexed Pale Ale
ChemE is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2009, 03:01 PM   #3
rsmith179
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 973
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

This is by far the most comprehensive 20% ABV thread I've seen to date:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/way-...a-clone-91463/

Lot's of good information in there regarding yeast strategies, etc...

__________________

"Brewers enjoy working to make beer as much as drinking beer instead of working."
-Harold Rudolph

rsmith179 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brewing beer in Istanbul? (First all-grain beer) biraistanbul Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 58 12-19-2014 12:46 PM
All-grain (oat) beer... Hetuck All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 16 04-08-2009 01:38 AM
First All Grain. 1 mistake what might my beer be like? Alotsa All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10 01-02-2009 12:02 AM
First All-Grain Beer ISUBrew79 Home Brewing Photo Forum 6 04-17-2008 10:12 PM
What was your very first All Grain Beer Mutine Bullfrog All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 54 03-20-2007 04:26 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS