I've decided that this will be the beer that I plan on aging a year for my wedding on 9/10/11
With my system I've been averaging at about 68% efficiency...can anyone else who has brewed this chime in with what sort of drop I might expect? The biggest beer I've brewed yet is my belgian tripel that's in the secondary right now that started at 1.082 prior to adding any candi sugar (added the sugar in the primary during fermentation). This was a 2 hour boil (planned on 90 minute but overshot my pre-boil volume) and put my brewhouse efficiency at 69%.
I was shocked that my efficiency was so high on a high gravity beer (primarily due to the 2 hour boil I'm sure), but I'm not expecting lightning to strike twice
I also plan to throw this onto a yeast cake of notty that I have a brown ale sitting on now. I'll keep the post updated if it stalls out at a high gravity and I'm forced to pitch a more attenuative yeast.
I guess it's fate that I've got 6oz of Columbus in my freezer, eh?
Looks like with repitching and having the hops on hand, I can brew this one up for just under 40 bucks!