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Old 11-11-2012, 05:06 PM   #201
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Just made this last week, gravity ended at 1.011, lower than I wanted, I mashed at 154, wonder why it ended up so low? Any suggestions next time? Also has anyone primed this using honey?



 
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:55 PM   #202
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Thanks for posting. Hope to try this next!



 
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:45 PM   #203
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Bottled my batch yesterday. My OG was 1.078 and it has stayed steady at 1.023 for the past couple weeks. I would have liked to get a couple points lower but, as is the abv is at 7.22% so I really can't complain. Also, it tasted pretty damn good. Excited for this to finally be ready. Cheers.

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:40 AM   #204
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Tasted decent out of hydrometer but after 4 days in the keg is full of hot alcohol. Ideas?

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:17 AM   #205
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What was your OG and FG? Also, give it time in the keg. I wouldn't worry until atleast 3 weeks in the keg if it were still tasting bad. I thought mine was too much ginger but after 6 weeks in the keg it is fantastic!
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:38 PM   #206
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Og was 1.079. Fg was 1.015. Finished a little lower due to lower mash temp I think.

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:44 PM   #207
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That makes sense, so yours will just need a little more time to smooth out I bet. Good thing is that there is still plenty of time before Christmas and a whole lot of winter left in general!
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:12 PM   #208
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Tasted decent out of hydrometer but after 4 days in the keg is full of hot alcohol. Ideas?
give it a month it will mellow out just fine

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Old 11-15-2012, 05:14 PM   #209
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Gonna grab my ingredients today so I can hopefully have this ready for Christmas...I know I'm rushing it but I think I should be ok @ 3 weeks in primary and 3 in bottles.

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:02 PM   #210
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Hi guys - we tried this a couple weeks ago and I'm ready to bottle it. Original recipe does not include priming sugar - I'm assuming there's enough left from the honey to get CO2? Can anyone help this new-to-brewing guy?

Thanks.

EDIT: Looks like I should use 4 oz. or so of priming sugar regardless, correct me if I'm wrong.



 
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