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Old 11-28-2012, 03:43 AM   #261
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I brewed this earlier this month, and without thinking racked to secondary after 10 days. It's just been in secondary for a couple of days now – should I just leave it in there until a total of 3 weeks have passed since brewing?
That's exactly what I did... 2 weeks primary and 1 week secondary

It was great right from the first pint out of the keg

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Old 11-28-2012, 07:18 AM   #262
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Just kegged my batch. It smelled awesome after adding the spices. Have to say it tasted pretty dang good without the spices. I had an OG of 1.073 and a FG of 1.010 using a starter of WPL005 British Ale. Can't wait to see how it turns out!



 
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #263
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Just kegged my batch. It smelled awesome after adding the spices. Have to say it tasted pretty dang good without the spices. I had an OG of 1.073 and a FG of 1.010 using a starter of WPL005 British Ale. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
What procedure did you use for spices?
Boil , cool, add to keg then put beer on top ?

Just don't want to oxidize the beer when adding

Thanks in advance!

 
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:29 PM   #264
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What procedure did you use for spices?
Boil , cool, add to keg then put beer on top ?

Just don't want to oxidize the beer when adding

Thanks in advance!
I boiled boiled the spices for about a minute or two, then took it off the boil and let it sit for 15 min. With a sanitized lid on my pot. I then cooled it down in an ice bath. While it was steeping for the 15 min, I ran some 180 degree water through my French Press then let it soak in starsan. Once the tea cooled down I poured it into my keg while it was filling from the fermenter. Closed my keg up turned on the gas and purged the air out, now it's carbonating in my kegerator.

Not sure if this is the proper way to do it, but it's always worked for me when I've added a tea to my beer.

Hope that helped.

 
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:23 PM   #265
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I boiled boiled the spices for about a minute or two, then took it off the boil and let it sit for 15 min. With a sanitized lid on my pot. I then cooled it down in an ice bath. While it was steeping for the 15 min, I ran some 180 degree water through my French Press then let it soak in starsan. Once the tea cooled down I poured it into my keg while it was filling from the fermenter. Closed my keg up turned on the gas and purged the air out, now it's carbonating in my kegerator.

Not sure if this is the proper way to do it, but it's always worked for me when I've added a tea to my beer.

Hope that helped.
It did. Thanks!

 
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:26 PM   #266
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I ended up with an ABV of 9% after secondary (OG 1.079, FG 1.010). While I like a strong beer, 9% is a bit much, especially considering I brewed this to share with family this Christmas. I'm planning to bottle tomorrow –*would it be foolish to dilute to knock off a percentage point or two ABV? Was reading on the wiki about High Gravity Brewing and it seems that in theory it could work. I was expecting to get 3 gallons out of this brew – ended up with 2.6.

 
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:45 PM   #267
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Usually adding H2O is performed post boil pre fermentation. But theorhetically speaking I suppose it might work. Dunno Never tried, but I am curious as to how it turns.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:31 AM   #268
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Usually adding H2O is performed post boil pre fermentation. But theorhetically speaking I suppose it might work. Dunno Never tried, but I am curious as to how it turns.
Yeah, I'd be concerned about it thinning the body more than anything. Perhaps you can add some dextrins to the water?
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:49 AM   #269
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Quote:
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I ended up with an ABV of 9% after secondary (OG 1.079, FG 1.010). While I like a strong beer, 9% is a bit much, especially considering I brewed this to share with family this Christmas. I'm planning to bottle tomorrow –*would it be foolish to dilute to knock off a percentage point or two ABV? Was reading on the wiki about High Gravity Brewing and it seems that in theory it could work. I was expecting to get 3 gallons out of this brew – ended up with 2.6.
I have never tried this but I would think it would be better if you could dilute with a different lower alcohol beer.

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:43 AM   #270
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Distilled water may work to dilute it without adding any extra flavors. Never tried it though.



 
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