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Old 10-13-2011, 01:52 AM   #1
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Default Partial - Imperial IPA/Barleywine

Recipe Type: Partial Mash
Yeast: California V
Yeast Starter: n/a
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: n/a
Batch Size (Gallons): 4
Original Gravity: 1.091
Final Gravity: 1.022
IBU: 90-100
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: Light Brown
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days, 60-75 degrees
Additional Fermentation: Bottle Conditioning
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14, 60-75 degrees
Tasting Notes: Very bitter on the back end, no carbonation, still sweet from priming sugar

Hey, I was attempting to make a 5 gal IPA and instead ended up with a 4 gal nearly Barleywine. This is only my second batch and I haven't been taking gravity readings (like I will next time) but using an online calculator I figure this beer is sitting at 9%. I have already tried this beer after a week (I know, I'm eager!) of conditioning, and it is pretty much flat. I'm realizing now that it may be too much for the yeast. Any experience with California V and alcohol tolerance? Any hope for my flat beer? Will it finish conditioning after several more weeks?

Any thoughts will help. Thanks!

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Old 10-13-2011, 02:54 AM   #2
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Over 5% alcohol is considered toxic to yeast. Even at 9% though you are not killing them right away. It takes a while. With a proper pitch rate it should be capable of 12%, maybe 15%. Give it at least 3 months and try another.

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I'm sure the yeast are probably cranky, but not dead. Just give it time to mellow and re-yeast at bottling

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I'm sure the yeast are probably cranky, but not dead. Just give it time to mellow and re-yeast at bottling

It is already bottled and I did not re-pitch. There was a significant amount of yeast still in suspension and stirred up during transfer, so I expected that would be enough. I will know re-pitch at bottling from now on. I've had bottles that were well carbonated before without re-pitching yeast, but it wasn't nearly as big of a beer as this. Would rousing the yeast by turning the bottles help?
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice, guys. After two weeks it is about 3/4 carbonated and bubbles pretty good, although there's still a bit of residual sweetness from priming sugar. I guess I've just got to be patient. It's hard when you're first starting out and you don't have a homebrew reserve to drink from.

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It is already bottled and I did not re-pitch. There was a significant amount of yeast still in suspension and stirred up during transfer, so I expected that would be enough. I will know re-pitch at bottling from now on. I've had bottles that were well carbonated before without re-pitching yeast, but it wasn't nearly as big of a beer as this. Would rousing the yeast by turning the bottles help?
You don't need to repitch at bottling except in high alcohol beers. A standard beer should be fine. I would only repitch if beers were past 10% personally. I've never had problems not repitching on my higher FG beers (~1.090ish). They just take a bit longer to properly carb but you should be letting it condition a little longer anyways
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