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Posted in thread: High gravity behavior on 02-28-2011 at 04:16 PM
Gravity checked on 2/26 after re-pitching on 1/31. I was disappointed to find things around
1.042. The sample tasted about right, except for being too sweet.I'm back under a blanket with
the heating p...
Posted in thread: High gravity behavior on 02-04-2011 at 06:14 PM
Rolling along nicely since I pitched on Monday night. The two carboys are under a blanket and I
have a heating pad under there. My thermometer says 72 F.I'll update when I check gravity.
Posted in thread: High gravity behavior on 01-30-2011 at 03:52 AM
It took me a few days. Busy, sick, insert lame excuse, blah, blah, blah....but I finaly got
around to it. I have three 1.5 liter wine bottles, each with about a quart of 1.040 and 2/3 of
a vial of WLP...
Posted in thread: Stages of activity in starters on 01-24-2011 at 03:09 AM
Regarding starters, how can you tell where they're at and what they're doing? I've made
numerous starters. Usually in a 1.5 liter wine jug with the 1/2 cup of DME to pint of boiled
and cooled water. I...
Posted in thread: High gravity behavior on 01-24-2011 at 03:07 AM
At 1.115 and using a Belgian yeast I would expect things to finish out between 1.030 and 1.023
(74-80% apparent attenuation). The FG should be reached in 7-10 days, given proper pitching
rates and hea...
Posted in thread: High gravity behavior on 01-23-2011 at 09:21 PM
Thnaks for all the help. I'm thinking I'll re-pitch with a big starter. If that doesn't get me
where I need to be, I may add some amylase enzyme.@Strat thorugh Marshall-Thanks for being
Posted in thread: High gravity behavior on 01-22-2011 at 02:35 PM
man, 1-2 months seems like an awful long time to go with harvested slurry without making a
starter before pitching, much less OVER A YEAR!!!My bet is that your viable cell count dropped
enough during ...
Posted in thread: High gravity behavior on 01-22-2011 at 02:12 PM
Lone Oak Design provided the inspiration: Name Amount Belgian Pilsner 35 lbs, 8 ozAmber Candi
Sugar 2 lbs, 4 ozTurbinado Sugar 2 lbs, 0 ozWeyermann Cara Munich III ® 1 lbs, 5 ozAromatic 1
lbs, 0 ozSp...
Posted in thread: High gravity behavior on 01-22-2011 at 12:59 PM
Each carboy has about 4-4 a little more than 4 gallons. I pitched about 6 fluid ounces of
slurry in each.The slurry was a combination of two harvests. Around 11/09 I harvested some
WLP500 from a winte...
Posted in thread: High gravity behavior on 01-22-2011 at 02:30 AM
I'm fermenting my first real high gravity brew, a belgian strong dark ale. I brewed on 1-1-11.
OG was 1.115. Today, on 1-20-11, I'm at 1.070.Both carboys were rocking less than 24 hours