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Old 04-20-2012, 02:58 PM   #341
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Did you do a starter? You might want to add some more yeast. I've had that problem a few times before with high gravity beers, sometimes I've been able to fix it, others I've just had very sweet beer.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:49 AM   #342
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This beer rules. I had 18 days in primary, then 5 weeks in secondary. OG was 1.086 with FG at bottling 1.080. Took about 3 weeks in 72 degree temp to get carved up and it is now awesome. My only warning is on 3rd day in primary, the yeast/whort exploded the airlock off. Prepare yourself.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:10 PM   #343
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Originally Posted by hypertension2 View Post
day 1 og 1080 slow bubbling
day 2 vigorous bubbling with a blow off tube
day 3 slow
day 8 sg 1030 slow
day 9 sg 1030 slow one bubble a minute

i have tasted all of my samples and they tatse awesome, i can't wait but I have this problem with the sg

What should I do???
I mentioned to my LHBS that I finished at 1.020...and they recommended to add some champagne yeast to dry it out and finish it up.

I tried stirring, shaking, warmer temps...it was done.
For the record, I used a 1L starter, but I also (likely) temp shocked the yeast by taking them from my 80-85F bathroom (it got too hot from the heat wave), to the basement (~68F), then the basement went down to 58F after the heat wave ended. I brought it back up to ~70 for a couple weeks, and it bubbled a littel more, but finished at 1.020.

The LHBS's recommendation is anything finishing above 1.016 (IIRC) will have enough residual sugar to have the potential for bottle bombs overcarb'ing.

It tastes good, but still a bit sweet.

Champagne yeast went into my secondary yesterday...no sign of life yet.

Still excited about this beer .

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Old 04-27-2012, 04:28 PM   #344
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I did the All-grain version, brewed on 2/18/12. I cracked open the first bottle of mine 3 weeks after bottling. OMG! It was so good and the carbonation was already great! I happened to have a bottle of Dragonmead's Final Absolution, and we did a side-by-side comparison. It was sooo close! My husband actually said he liked mine better (but, he is my husband ) I imagine this will only get better over time! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:39 PM   #345
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Brewed this up a week ago, stuff from the blow off tube smelled fantastic. In one week time the gravity went from 1.092 to 1.022. That's some hungry yeasties! Had some hints of bananas and plum, slightly dry and sweet at the same time. Had that young alcohol warmth. Next time I think I'll add some maltodextrin for a little more body and up the IBU's to the high 20's for a little spicier finish. I didn't use any finning agents; in retrospect I think it would have been a good idea. Sample was still very cloudy.

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Of corse, its only been a week so no real surprise. This will spend at least 2 more weeks in the bucket before I crash it in the basement. Looking forward to drinking this!
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:07 AM   #346
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Brewed this tonight. Got within a point of what iBrewmaster said the og should have been (1.82). pitched a decent sized yeast starter into it. 3 hours later the air lock is starting to tick. We'll see how this turns out.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:03 AM   #347
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This is the Dragonmead.


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Old 05-20-2012, 12:59 AM   #348
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I brewed a 5 gallon batch of this a month ago. I tweaked the recipe very slightly, by adding 0.5# of Cara-Pils, 0.75# amber DME, 6# Pilsner LME with a late addition of 3.3 additional lbs of Pilsner LME. I used Fuggles instead of Goldings. This was probably the most violent fermentation I've ever seen! I racked to secondary today, and the sample was pretty damn amazing. I was drinking it alongside Rochefort 8, and I liked mine much better My FG was a little high, at 1.016, and I think this is because I was fermenting in my basement with no good way to raise the temp and keep the yeast going, but I am damn happy with the results. Brew this beer! And thanks OP!
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:05 PM   #349
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I just brewed this recipe today, I am a fan of the beer so im excited to see how it turns out
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:52 AM   #350
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I'm glade this has turned out good for everyone! I need to make another batch myself...
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