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Old 12-26-2012, 03:29 AM   #2511
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Just wrapped up my first all grain brew in a bag (BIAB) using this recipe.

I started with 7.5 gallons. Mashed in at 158, mostly stable 150 F temps in my boil kettle for 60 minutes, had to bring it up 3 F near the end. Pulled the bag afterwards and let it drain over a bucket for 15 minutes while I brought my wort to a boil.

Then I squeezed the bag nice and good and added remaining runnings from the grains. Followed the rest of the directions for hop additions, added a half whirfloc with the last hop addition at 5 minutes, cooled and siphoned to the fermenter while the notty hydrated. Pitched and now sitting in the fermenter.

Love the color and clarity from the hydrometer sample I got. Tasted great.

If I would have changed anything I would have started with more water to account for trub and boil off. Still dialing that in. Would have started with 8 gallons.

Never used notty, how long does it take to really get going?

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Old 12-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #2512
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Never used notty, how long does it take to really get going?
Never mind, already going nuts
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:40 PM   #2513
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So I originally consumed this too early which made me think it was ****. Now after aging it for a while I find that I'm almost out of it! And to top that off it's too cold outside to do another one right now.

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So I originally consumed this too early which made me think it was ****. Now after aging it for a while I find that I'm almost out of it! And to top that off it's too cold outside to do another one right now.
I have noticed that this one (actually most beers) always peek after about three weeks in the keg. I usually make another batch when it is ripe because this one goes fast. Little cold weather wont stop me
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:13 AM   #2515
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I don't have adequate temperature controlled room for making beer during winter. I got a stuck fermentation on my Tripel X recipe I made a couple of weeks ago. I got a heating pad on low underneath of it. Hopefully it will finish out even though it may take some time. The tell tale signs of yeast activity are starting to show again as the primary is clouding back up with slight action on top. I'm hopeful.

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Old 12-27-2012, 01:55 AM   #2516
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I don't have adequate temperature controlled room for making beer during winter. I got a stuck fermentation on my Tripel X recipe I made a couple of weeks ago. I got a heating pad on low underneath of it. Hopefully it will finish out even though it may take some time. The tell tale signs of yeast activity are starting to show again as the primary is clouding back up with slight action on top. I'm hopeful.
How cold were you fermenting when it got stuck?
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We got a sudden cold snap and the carboy dropped down into the low 60s. It was kinda cold crashing out and clearing up which is why I thought it was done. It's back up to around 74-76F after getting it off the floor while maintaining the heating pad under it. It's nice and cloudy once again! :0)

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Brewed this for Christmas and it was a big hit at the party. Will certainly brew again, thanks!

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We got a sudden cold snap and the carboy dropped down into the low 60s. It was kinda cold crashing out and clearing up which is why I thought it was done. It's back up to around 74-76F after getting it off the floor while maintaining the heating pad under it. It's nice and cloudy once again! :0)
I usually ferment this I'm the low 60s in a swamp cooler to keep it as clean flavored as possible. 60s shouldn't stop an ale fermentation ... I'm my swamp cooler in the winter months I can easily hold 60F with 12 hour ice block changes In the rope tub.
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I was getting ready to cold crash this as my hydro sample was 1.010. I had some weird flavors, sharp yeast bite and something else that I can,t describe. I brought it upstairs and warmed up to 70. Ferm seemed to take off again so I am wondering if it wasn't quite done yet. I thought 1.010 was pretty low. I will probably end up dry hopping this too in a couple weeks.

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