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Old 09-23-2009, 07:38 PM   #11
Nov 2008
Vernon Hills, IL
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I really prefer big OG beers personally, so that's why I brew them. I try to always have something big on tap or in process.
Fermenting, aging, kegged, bottled, drinking, etc... Who's got time to keep their sig updated?
The answer to all is: something (hopefully good).

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Old 09-23-2009, 08:23 PM   #12
Sep 2008
Salt Lake City, UT
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I've brewed several over 10% and with positive results. The only issue i have ever had with these types of big beers is the first couple times i bulk aged them for several months and i ended up with very low carbonation because i had almost no yeast left in suspension to carbonate. I was still fairly new back then so i didn't understand enough about carbonation and yeast in order to properly bulk age.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:09 PM   #13
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Nov 2008
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i helped my bro make his first beer a long time ago and we screwed up and it was around 16% alcohol. It was disgusting to drink, picture drink straight rubbing alcohol. I think the beer was supposed to be a lager at ale temp too.
Been brewing since 2007 and my knowledge is ever growing.

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Old 09-24-2009, 04:35 PM   #14
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American Barleywine 1.114 OG - 1.020 FG for 12.4% ABV
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