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Old 09-08-2010, 03:25 AM   #31
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I brewed up the AG version yesterday and I too have very high hopes for this one! That candi syrup rocks and I can only imagine the wonderful taste it will impart into the beer.

KingBrian, do you keep it fermenting at 62-65 for the full 30 days and also during 2ndary?

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Old 09-08-2010, 10:52 AM   #32
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I brewed up the AG version yesterday and I too have very high hopes for this one! That candi syrup rocks and I can only imagine the wonderful taste it will impart into the beer.

KingBrian, do you keep it fermenting at 62-65 for the full 30 days and also during 2ndary?

Thanks!

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I keep the primary at 62-65 but the secondary is more like 68. As long as you don't let the primary get over about 68 you should be fine.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:49 PM   #33
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Brian,

I put this in the fermenter at approx. 2pm Monday. Today there is still no airlock activity. I know it can take up to 72 hours but it's got me really thinking about it.

Thinking about opening the lid and giving it a good stir. I made a small starter per How To Brew and pitched at the appropriate temps (approx. wort temp 80), so I'm not sure why it's slow taking off.

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Old 09-08-2010, 12:59 PM   #34
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Did you oxygenate to wort well?

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Old 09-08-2010, 01:06 PM   #35
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I don't have an oxygenator but have a plastic padle with slots or holes in it. I stirred the hell outta the wort before and after I put the yeast in. Got it all frothed up, put the yeast in, then stirred for another probably 2 minutes.

Any thoughts or suggestions? Should I open her up and give her a good stirring this morning? Was thinking about waiting till this evening which would be a solid 48 hours since I pitched.

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Old 09-08-2010, 01:10 PM   #36
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I'd say just leave it be. It will probably start up today if it hasn't already. Tomorrow, if it looks like it still isn't going take a hydro sample just to make sure. If it hasn't moved from the OG you can think about repitching and reoxygenating, though I'm sure it won't come to that. It will be going strong soon.

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Old 09-08-2010, 02:05 PM   #37
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Sounds great bro, thanks for the advice! I'll sit tight and be patient!

Man, the sounds of this brew have me so excited. I love ambers and LOVE caramel flavor so this has the potential to be one of my all time favs and a regular at my home brewery!!!!

I'll cross my fingers and try not to think about it today.

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Old 09-08-2010, 03:43 PM   #38
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Just kegged mine this morning after 3.5 weeks in primary. It finished at 1.010. The Hydro sample tasted great!
It's gonna be hard to wait another 1.5- 2 weeks to condition in the keg!

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Old 09-09-2010, 03:43 AM   #39
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And we have liftoff! Sometime between 5pm and 8 pm tonight. She's bubbling pretty fast already!

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Old 09-21-2010, 04:32 PM   #40
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ok, i made the AG version of this last night. I didn't check my pre-boil gravity cause swmbo was rushing me along. Anyhow, I ended up w/ a final grav into fermenter at 1.070 !? I am not sure what happened here. (puts my effeciency over 100%) I may have put in the wrong amounts of grain, but i doubt it... I double check everything. The candi sugar turned out a bit lighter, but oh well. I made some beer. I will check back in and let u guys know how it turns out in a bit.

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