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Posted in thread: Big OG problem/Challenge on 11-14-2012 at 09:21 PM
I agree this doesn't seem possible--any of it. But based on what I tasted, it seems spot on.
From now on, I'm taking OG/FG photos for later reference. I'm just bulk aging the beer on oak
cubes. Once t...
Posted in thread: Calling all stainless welders/experts on 11-14-2012 at 01:07 AM
You did ask for a sanitary weld, right? That's not a sanitary weld, period. Whether it needs to
be isn't part of the negotiation with your welder - you specified a sanitary weld on a pot and
did not g...
Posted in thread: Big OG problem/Challenge on 11-13-2012 at 03:26 AM
I think I read that American Ale yeast craps out around 10%. Evidently, it will go a bit
higher! I've just been fermenting at room temp, which in my house is around 75 degrees or so,
though my wife le...
Posted in thread: Big OG problem/Challenge on 11-13-2012 at 02:20 AM
Sorry, one more thing. Can it bulk age in secondary in my garage or will the temp swings be too
varied? I can age it in my house if needed but would prefer not to see a corny keg all the
Posted in thread: Big OG problem/Challenge on 11-13-2012 at 02:14 AM
OK, this is threw a me a curveball. I took a gravity reading today and it was down to 1.012 for
an ABV of 14.7%. This seems incredibly high for a 9 day fermentation with American Ale
Posted in thread: Big OG problem/Challenge on 11-09-2012 at 01:00 AM
WL 099 is supposed to be similar in character to their 002 English. I've heard from multiple
sources that it's a good yeast for almost every beer style. Don't dream of having this beer
served to anyon...
Posted in thread: Big OG problem/Challenge on 11-06-2012 at 12:49 AM
Yes!!! You're correct; I misread! Obviously I'm a bit new at this. The OG was 1.122, which is
much more in line with my expectations. What a huge relief. So maybe I should try a smack pack
pack of (Be...
Posted in thread: Big OG problem/Challenge on 11-06-2012 at 12:15 AM
Hi There:I brewed a recipe (trailing this post) collated from a number of sources. I was really
keen to get this one right and was shooting for a 1.11 OG; reality was a 1.22OG!! Since the
wort was alr...
Posted in thread: Barrel Aging American Wheat on 11-06-2012 at 12:07 AM
Hi:That sounds amazing. I'd love to hear how it turned out. I have a few questions: What
distiller did you get the barrel from? What was in it before? What did you do to rehydrate the
barrel?I have a ...
Posted in thread: Restarted Fermentation? on 11-03-2012 at 03:51 AM
Hi:When the water was at a rolling boil, the thermometer was at 212*, so I'm thinking it's on
point. I just gave the carboy a good swirl and that seemed to do some good. Quick question,
though: when t...