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Old 03-10-2013, 04:51 AM   #61
emarsh
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Just started this. A little boilover at the beginning, but otherwise good. It smells and looks delicious. OG 1.098.

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:25 PM   #62
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Just some advice, having brewed this beer before, but you really ought to let it sit on the yeast for 3-4 weeks. Best thing you can do for it. With this recipe, I let it sit on the yeast for a month and then bottle it. The bottles from my first batch of it are about 8 months old and they taste amazing. It really needs time though, so consider letting it sit.
Do you mean in the primary? What is the benefit of letting it sit on the yeast so long?

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #63
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Do you mean in the primary? What is the benefit of letting it sit on the yeast so long?
I'm going to go out on a limb and say, yes he meant in the primary. I have made 2 imperial stouts and both have sat in the primary for a month. With a gravity so high, it takes a long time for the yeast to eat all that sugar. I've heard some people leaving it there for 2-3 month for higher gravities.

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Old 03-15-2013, 07:23 PM   #64
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Ok. I was going to move it to secondary, but after doing some extensive searching on this forum, it seems that general consensus is longer primary times anyway, and more so for this because it's so high gravity. That is what I'll do, then.

 
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:41 PM   #65
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any suggestions on boosting the IBUs of this bad boy to about 70+ ?

 
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:50 AM   #66
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any suggestions on boosting the IBUs of this bad boy to about 70+ ?
Just add more bittering hops (beginning of the boil).

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:31 AM   #67
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Brewed this a week ago brew process went of without a hitch made a 1.5 liter starter pitched at about 75 and it took off within a few hours from all the comments ppl left I had a blow off tube set up so that wasn't an issue. But it's a week in and I took a gravity reading and it's only down to 13 brix and from the looks of things fermentation has almost stopped I looked in my carboy and saw some bubbles coming up which is a good sign but it just seems to of slowed down to much to quick and am a little worried I might of under pitched. But then everyone's been saying this is a pretty strong yeast and had this ferment out without a starter so just wondering what u guys think

 
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:45 AM   #68
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Any recommendations for dried yeast for this one?

 
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:41 PM   #69
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Any recommendations for dried yeast for this one?
S-05 would probably work well.

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:41 AM   #70
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S-05 would probably work well.
I'd probably need two packets though right?

 
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