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Old 05-25-2010, 05:53 PM   #1
Mar 2010
Chula Vista
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I brewed Pliny the Elder Clone last Thursday and it is still fermenting vigorously. The carboy is still churning away. Anyway, after five days, the blow-off tube is still bubbling at 1-2 second intervals. The reason it is doing so well is because I use a yeast starter that I ramped up 2 times over a 48 hr period. My OG on this batch was 1.079, so I am hoping for around 8.5% ABV. Is this normal for a Pliny clone?

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Old 05-25-2010, 06:17 PM   #2
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The actual PTE is 8%, so you're a little above but not a huge deal. I brewed the AHS kit a few months ago and I think mine came out at 8.3%. Is that what you're using?

Mine fermented like a monster too. Starters FTW.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:46 PM   #3
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My last beer that size fermented for 10 days. Yeah, starters are really important for these big beers
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