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Old 10-24-2012, 03:53 AM   #11
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Any word from OP? How did your car bomb come out sok454?

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Old 10-24-2012, 04:00 AM   #12
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Always worries me to see an enthusiastic starting post and then pffft, nothing. Maybe the car bomb took him out?

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Old 10-24-2012, 04:23 AM   #13
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just brewed about 10 days ago. Sitting in fermenter. og was 1.060. right now around 1.012-14. Tasted and its good. Not sure when to add the whisky and vanilla beans that have been soaking for a week.

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:28 PM   #14
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add them during secondary

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:12 PM   #15
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Hello! OP here. Glad to see interest on the topic. My car bomb stout really turned out great, better than expected. My only real change next time would be to pump up the gravity a bit. Just needed a little more strength. The vanilla flavor was upfront and fantastic for the first month or so. Now, the vanilla has mellowed so much that its almost nonexistent. Could have used more whiskey, also. That being said, I got more compliments on this batch than any other beer I have done. Will definitely try it again, stronger, more Jameson's and I will drink it up before it mellows so much!

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:17 PM   #16
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What did the ABV end up being? After 7 days mine came out to about 5.5-6% before whisky. I was sitting at 1.060 and first reading was 1.012-14.

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:55 PM   #17
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More whiskey could always be added during bottling/just add it to the glass if need be couldnt it? This recipe is definitely on my to do list!

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:17 PM   #18
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OG was 1.060 and FG was right around 1.014 for an est. 6.03% abv. Not bad. It was it was nice and drinkable, but I think I wanted something more big and impressive. I knew from research that it wouldn't be exactly like an Irish car bomb but I was hoping for a good vanilla stout, which it was. Also considering adding a couple oak chips to the Jameson/ vanilla bean mixture next time.

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:19 PM   #19
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And, yes I suppose more whiskey could be added at bottling. Since it was my first try, I didn't really know how much would be enough, or too much. Next time I will bump it up from 2 cups of Jameson to 3.

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Old 10-25-2012, 05:09 PM   #20
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I have about 2 cups sitting right now w beans in it. Am i able to add to the primary or do I have to secondary it?

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