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Old 03-20-2014, 11:40 PM   #41
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Just wanted to add my experience to the list... this is the most active thread I've found on the topic since I've been researching...

I too had my first brew of Caribou Slobber from the NB deluxe kit. IT came with the Danstar Windsor Dry Yeast. I wish I would have known... I just tasted my 4 day old hydro sample and its a little sweet for me (hopefully the bitterness mellows like most have said). OG 1.052 and FG 1.020 (calling it final since ferm has stopped). I used a brew belt and temp controller to keep it at 68*F.


I tried rousing some yeast yesterday and raising temp to 70, but no go.


Not sure if its worth it to pitch a liquid starter in of a higher attenuating yeast to maybe drop it a few more points.

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Old 03-21-2014, 12:13 AM   #42
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Brewed the all grain version O.G. 1.054 used Wyeast Northwoods as the suggested liquid F.G 1.012....Three weeks primary, two week secondary...My issue with the recipe overall is I think the standard 5 oz priming pack is to much I am on my last case and all of the bottles have been gysers...
When you say 5 oz priming pack, im assuming you mean the corn sugar that comes with the package.

I got two different kits in the last week from NB and I weighed the sugar packages, both labeled 5oz. One came in at 4.3oz the other at 5.2oz.

I think you should ignore the recipe and weigh how much sugar you need for priming, per the carbonation you want.

dumping the whole bag is a bad idea I think, especially that I have almost a 1 oz variation by weight, which is about 20% difference!
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:25 PM   #43
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Thanks for the information on the weight differences I have never weighed the priming sugar before and it's good to know


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