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Old 10-02-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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Default Hi Gravity beer experiment

2 gallon boil 1 hour total

1/2 lb crystal 60 steeped/boiled for 40 minutes
handfull raisins (boiled 30 minutes)
handfull oatmeal (boiled 30 minutes)
1 orange peel grated top of skin only (not very much)

2.2 lbs liquid malt extract added at 30 minutes
1/2 lb dextrose (added at 30 minutes)

UK Kent golding hops added at 30 (1/2 oz) and 10 minutes (1/2 oz) (left in fermenter)
2 gallons of water boil only and topped to 2 gallons

Reading was 1.060, alc 8%,

Frankenstein beer... Just for fun.... WHAT HAVE I DONE?!!!

Any idea what I may end up with?? Scotch ale? It was a pretty thick brew. Read later that I maybe should have strained it.

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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If it were mine, I would have strained out the oatmeal and raisins. Whatever.

What yeast did you use?

I think "Frankenbeer" sums it up. It probably won't be terrible. Let us know.

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Why are you boiling the oatmeal?

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:49 PM   #4
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Hey Frazier

I used Danstar windsor yeast and I did take out the raisins and oatmeal along with the spent crystal60. I sipped the wort it ... was good. I have heard of people adding carbonated soda water later (after bottle conditioning is finished) to these hi gravity beers to cut em down a bit if too strong in any way.

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Why are you boiling the oatmeal?
gelatinizing the oatmeal starches
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Why are you boiling the oatmeal?
I steeped the oatmeal in my bag with the crystal and raisins.

LOL.
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Man I dont know about this. You steeped and boiled your crystal for 40mins?? I would call this Dumper Ale since thats what you're gonna do with it after the first sip lol. How do you figure 8% with a gravity 1.060? There is no way those ingredients will give you a final gravity of exactly 1 but I'm all for experiementing so good luck. Let us know how it goes and be sure to video your first sip for all of us

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:11 AM   #8
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Man I dont know about this. You steeped and boiled your crystal for 40mins?? I would call this Dumper Ale since thats what you're gonna do with it after the first sip lol. How do you figure 8% with a gravity 1.060? There is no way those ingredients will give you a final gravity of exactly 1 but I'm all for experiementing so good luck. Let us know how it goes and be sure to video your first sip for all of us
LOL did I use too much stuff!!

Yeah I dont know what the final gravity will be . Any ideas?

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2 points i guess,
oats need a base grain to convert the starches to sugars but with only a hand full you may be ok there.
the boiling the grains part not so much. your steeping grains should never be allowed to go above 170 deg. or they release tanins that will make your beer taste horrible.
or so I am told. no first hand knowledge on that because i don't let my grains get that hot.

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1.060 is considered a high gravity beer? Serious question.

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