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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-13-2014, 02:41 AM
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Posted By gdwolfe273
Did you do a starter? Or just throw the high...

Did you do a starter? Or just throw the high gravity yeast right in?

(I think the high gravity yeast you are referring to is the wlp099)


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-13-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By gdwolfe273
Not sure why I was expecting more... Is it...

Not sure why I was expecting more...

Is it worth it to pitch a starter of wlp099...or just accept the slightly sweeter beer and proceed with kegging and then bottling via beer gun after force...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-13-2014, 01:52 AM
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Posted By gdwolfe273
Barleywine stuck fermentation after 2.5 months

For 5 gallons:

20 lb Maris otter
3 lb crystal 60

Mash 149 for 90 min at 1.25 qt/lb

My mash efficiency was pretty good but missed my pre boil gravity by a tiny bit. So I did add a small...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-13-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By gdwolfe273
2565 got me 3rd place overall at the NC state...

2565 got me 3rd place overall at the NC state fair. I fermented warmer (around 65) and then cold crashed and then let it clear up in the keg for about 2 months. First few beers off the keg were a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-13-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By gdwolfe273
Barleywine stuck fermentation after 2.5 months

I brewed an English barleywine about 2.5 months ago and got busy and didn't check the gravity for a while. It started at 1.127 and now seems to be stuck at 1.033. I was hoping to get around 1.021 as...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-02-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,917
Posted By gdwolfe273
Any other suggestions from anyone else out there?...

Any other suggestions from anyone else out there? :-)

(Thank you to anyone who replied so far)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-02-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By gdwolfe273
That is what I was thinking...but the stupid...

That is what I was thinking...but the stupid brewing app I have didn't seem to agree. I do want it dry, so I am thinking by bumping down the grains it will be lighter and even if it attenuated fully,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-02-2013, 01:17 PM
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Posted By gdwolfe273
I am also thinking about decreasing the...

I am also thinking about decreasing the grain/hops to get the abv down (and prevent a big increase in IBU)...possibly:

8 lbs 2 row
1 lb white wheat
1 lb Vienna

Then only do 1.5 oz hops at 90...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-02-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,917
Posted By gdwolfe273
Critique my saison recipe

Basil Saison

10 lbs 2 row
2 lbs white wheat
1 lb vienna

mash at 148F for 60 min at 1.25qt/lb

boil 90 min
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-27-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By gdwolfe273
Dry hopping that recipe would be awesome. I say...

Dry hopping that recipe would be awesome. I say dooooo it!!!!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-27-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By gdwolfe273
Thanks for all the awesome suggestions so far! ...

Thanks for all the awesome suggestions so far! Three follow up questions (one of which someone else already started asking):

1.) what is a good yeast for the high ABV barleywine to use in the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-27-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By gdwolfe273
anyone?

anyone?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-27-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By gdwolfe273
haven't made one, but i know people who have done...

haven't made one, but i know people who have done it by transferring the fermented beer from the primary to 1 gallon plastic jugs and throwing them in the freezer one or two at a time for a little...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-27-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By gdwolfe273
I agree with Citrus Wheat APA...I also agree that...

I agree with Citrus Wheat APA...I also agree that this sounds awesome. Will definitely have to try something similar to this at some point. Might try some grains of paradise to give it some zing...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-27-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By gdwolfe273
Suggestions Wanted for Barleywine Recipe Made for LONG Aging

I want to brew a barleywine that I can bottle age for a very long time... 10+ years

Unfortunately, I haven't brewed a barleywine yet. The following is what I was thinking...feedback is much...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-22-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By gdwolfe273
Hahaha. Normally I wouldn't have even posted and...

Hahaha. Normally I wouldn't have even posted and just waited to see what happens. But I really REALLY want to dispose of this one safely myself ;)

It is a southern tier pumking clone that turned...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-22-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By gdwolfe273
Hand touched beer in keg..will beer be ok?

So I was having some difficulties with my carbonating stone and the lid on the corny wouldn't seal right with the rising pressure. I figured I may as well just force carb over ten days instead and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-13-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 59,401
Posted By gdwolfe273
Beer Smith OG

May be a dumb question, but when I enter this into beer smith I am getting an OG, SRM, and IBU less than what was on the original post (same thing with the higher gravity version with 15 lbs of 2...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-06-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By gdwolfe273
Just realized you did mention adding more...

Just realized you did mention adding more ingredients. You can, I am honestly not sure if it would be as easy as keeping the same ratio of ingredients. My guess would be that it still would not...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-06-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By gdwolfe273
You could...but it will probably throw your OG...

You could...but it will probably throw your OG off and the beer wouldn't end up with the same ABV and may taste slightly different than it was intended. Loss sucks, and more beer is better, but I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-26-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By gdwolfe273
6.5 gallon food grade bucket (not sure on the...

6.5 gallon food grade bucket (not sure on the actual brand of bucket...whatever the local home brew store has). Made the blow off tube out of a three piece airlock and some tubing going into a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-26-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By gdwolfe273
Haha. Don't worry I knew what you meant. Just...

Haha. Don't worry I knew what you meant. Just figured I would elaborate a little bit. But I did really enjoy the "um... Don't do this" comment haha. Made me chuckle. :-D
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-26-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By gdwolfe273
Already got it on there. That's how I was able to...

Already got it on there. That's how I was able to quote the temps earlier. By the time I got home from work the temp did go up a little (I'm guessing mostly due to the heat given off during very very...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-26-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By gdwolfe273
Decided to quickly swap out growler with a new...

Decided to quickly swap out growler with a new one with fresh star san solution in it...but didn't touch the blow off hose yet. In another couple days if fermentation has slowed down I will swap it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-25-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By gdwolfe273
^^^i also agree with this guy^^^ Although I...

^^^i also agree with this guy^^^

Although I personally would avoid storing at anything above 75 (instead of 100) for longer than a very short period of time. But I am sure that is essentially what...
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