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Old 09-12-2009, 12:32 AM   #1
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whats the highest alcohol percentage you ever got to?

im thinking of brewing a "nightcap" ale, something is that is the highest alcohol% you can go, and you only really drink a 12oz maybe one night a month. and maybe one on the holidays. not sure if i want to make it a barleywine or if i want to make it a dark beer like a imperial stout or porter

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Old 09-12-2009, 12:57 AM   #2
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Highest ABV i ever got from my beers was 6.8%

Not that high but after 3 or 4 i could feel the difference between that and my usual beers which usually average around 4.8

Was a red ale, brewed it last winter and i used to call it my "snow blower beer"

Might brew something along those lines for the upcoming Holidays. :
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:06 AM   #3
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100 IBUs
All Centennial Hops

I call it my 3cents

definitely a nightcapper

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Old 09-12-2009, 01:07 AM   #4
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a Belgian Christmas beer of my own creation. had PLENTY of candi sugar.
got to about 12.5%. took a lot of coaxing and some repitching
Kegged: Berlinerweisse, Dubbel, Galaxy Wheat
Bottled: Golden Strong, Mild, IIPA, Rauch
Fermenting: Saison, Imperial Wheat Stout, Brett Saison, APA, Brett Roggenbier

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Old 09-12-2009, 01:30 AM   #5
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Just finished a big IIPA that went from 1.094 to 1.022 for an ABV of 9.45%

It's dry hopped right now

Little worried about bottle carbonating it though

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Old 09-12-2009, 01:31 AM   #6
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18% barleywine. It had 28 lbs of barley and 3.5 lbs of dme and organic cane sugar added during fermentation.
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:49 AM   #7
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13% Breakfast Rye Milk RIS. It is heaven in a glass.

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Old 09-12-2009, 02:05 AM   #8
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Belgian Strong Dark Ale around 9.0% that I have made a year ago. I still have a case in 22 oz bottles. I pop one out for special occasions.

I'm almost ready for a RIS that I have planned soon.

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Old 09-12-2009, 02:13 AM   #9
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10.5% belgian dark strong ale that i just brewed last weekend.

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Old 09-12-2009, 02:18 AM   #10
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14% IIPA I just bottled a couple of weeks ago, 130 IBUs according to beersmith and 6oz of homegrown chinook dry hop.

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