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Old 02-13-2012, 05:54 AM   #9201
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Are we racking at 3 months to avoid autolysis? I'm lazy and would like to put off bottling until it's drinkable (read: incredible)
I've had a batch on yeast for around 4 months now due to laziness. My last one sat on the cake for around 5. I wouldn't go longer than 6, but that's mostly an arbitrary line, in my book. For what it's worth, all my batches have been tasty at around 4-5 months, and none lasted long enough for me to say whether a year is better .



 
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:52 PM   #9202
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Ok, Saw bubbles in the airlock today and decided to get the rest of the juice and sugar and mix them in.

Oddly I think there's something wrong, it's already starting to smell like I'd assume the men's room in babylon 5 would smell like. Then again the temp in the fermentation room is stable 75F



 
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:59 PM   #9203
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Ok, Saw bubbles in the airlock today and decided to get the rest of the juice and sugar and mix them in.

Oddly I think there's something wrong, it's already starting to smell like I'd assume the men's room in babylon 5 would smell like. Then again the temp in the fermentation room is stable 75F
It's stinky. Mine is on day #6 @ 63 degrees and still smelling like rhino farts.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:04 PM   #9204
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Someone here suggested I stir mine with a copper rod to reduce the sulphur (it was at 3 months in the fermenter and never stopped smelling). So, challenge accepted, I got some copper wire, put three strands into a drill and hit the trigger a couple times. Voila! a braided copper rod (which I keep out of SWMBO's reach so that she cant hit me with it). I really think the stirring helped dispel a lot of the rhino farts, and its currently clearing again in the fridge...
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:36 PM   #9205
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Thanks Smagee, i'll give them a swirl and see what happens.

Im pretty excited to try this stuff out!

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:45 PM   #9206
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Just kegged some up after just under 3 weeks in primary made from frozen concentrate, brown sugar, nutrient, and premier cuvee. OG was 1.081, FG was .996. Going to force carb it today to probably around 2.5 volumes.

I reccomend trying this yeast. I haven't tried the Montrachet yet (I will on my next batch after I reuse this cuvee once) but thr turnaround with this stuff is fast and it tastes amazing. If the Montrachet is worth that much of a wait then the true recipe must be insanely good.

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:58 PM   #9207
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I brewed this on 1/17 and was planning on kegging a little after a month. I changed it up a little bit with 4gals organic apple juice, 1/2gal organic apple cider, brown sugar, and a pack of US-05. Just wondering though as it seems now everyone leaves this in the fermenter for months where as the original recipe and poster good ol EdWort says he ferments for "at least" a month but kegged often at a month or a little more. I guess my question is is this really not that drinkable after a month?

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:50 PM   #9208
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Just sampled mine at the 4 week mark Sunday...yum. Going to let it sit in the fermenter for another week though and then transfer to a 5 gallon keg.

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:22 PM   #9209
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I brewed this on 1/17 and was planning on kegging a little after a month. I changed it up a little bit with 4gals organic apple juice, 1/2gal organic apple cider, brown sugar, and a pack of US-05. Just wondering though as it seems now everyone leaves this in the fermenter for months where as the original recipe and poster good ol EdWort says he ferments for "at least" a month but kegged often at a month or a little more. I guess my question is is this really not that drinkable after a month?
I think the point to take away isn't that it's undrinkable after a month (in my experience, it is) so much as it's significantly better after much longer. After a month, some of the flavors really haven't developed and you can get a pretty strong alcohol burn that tends to hide the apple flavor. These aspects mellow out after time. So yes, you can drink it early, and it'll probably be tasty, but it's still worth waiting if you can.

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:05 AM   #9210
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Ok it has been 35 days since pitching my reading is just under 1.000. I racked off the yeast cake it tastes good but dry. I was thinking of splitting up and adding maple syrup to 2 gallons of the stuff then taking 1 gallon and adding a ginger extract. Now on the maple should I add it in secondary or as a primer for the conditioning? Same question on the ginger extract do I add to secondary or just before bottling?



 
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