Originally Posted by imperialipa
Kind of off subject but 1.080 seems a bit high gravity for a dead guy clone. Unless its a double dead guy?
1.079 was my OG. I did add the "1% alcohol boost" (ie, Dextrose sugar) that came with the kit from Austin Homebrew. I know that bumped it up a bit, but Im not sure how much exactly.
I also had picked up two packs of Packman yeast while I was out (since they didn't have the california V yeast), but its ok since thats what rogue uses anyway. So its closer. I didn't make a starter, but I did have some yeast nutrient that came with the kit, and the 200 billion yeast from the smack pack. So slightly under I know, but we will see.
Usually im more prepared than this, so today was frazzled. Though next time I will make a starter and pitch the yeast the next day after brew if thats kosher (if I have to).