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Old 11-17-2011, 03:29 PM   #41
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Just curious, what/how much did you use a priming sugar? This has always been the guessing game for me since there is so much debate out there on this topic. I have used regular cane sugar and had good luck but the amount to use is always different for every brew I do. Just seeing what others have used with this recipe.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:24 AM   #42
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I used 2/3 cup cane sugar with 2 cups of water. Pretty general and worked well.

 
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:37 PM   #43
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Gave this a shot last night as my first full boil batch. OG of 1.088-1.090! Pretty excited.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:26 PM   #44
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Bottled this today. Finished up at 8% and tastes awesome. Looks like my friends will enjoy a nice Christmas beer this year.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:23 AM   #45
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Bottled mine Friday and everything's looking good. Couldn't find a single reference on how much headspace to leave in champagne bottles. Any idea? Hope it doesn't affect these beers too much- I'd like to give some as gifts.

Thanks to the malto and caramelization, the beer finished at around 1.026, from 1.090. Tastes amazing.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:38 PM   #46
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Never used champagne bottles so I am no help. I use 22 oz. bombers generally and leave ~2 in. of head room.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:54 PM   #47
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looks really good...only 3 days in secondary? did you go to bottles that early and then age them?

 
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:47 PM   #48
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I'm on week 4 in the primary. My current S.G. is 1.036. I've been rousing and such. I think the slow fermentation is due to the 1 lb of orange blossom honey I added. Do you think I should still do the 3 days in a secondary once the gravity levels out, or go straight to bottles and aging?

 
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:52 PM   #49
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Just for future generations (this is only occuring to me now) but in order to help this beer attenuate all the way down, you may want to try adding the sugar in the primary once fermentation slows down. That way once the yeast is tired out, it can have some very simple sugars to chew on and get the beer down to FG.

Also: @hopheaded- this beer needs a good long primary, a good long secondary, and plenty of time in bottles. I think OP's original recipe was a little hasty. I pitched a huge starter and it didn't get down to 1.030 for two weeks.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:40 PM   #50
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This turned out really well for me, however, I was hoping for a little more full bodied result but not too bad. Maybe I steeped the grain a few degrees too warm. I was told by the Brewmaster at Half Acre that a even a couple degrees can make a huge difference.
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