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Old 03-11-2011, 06:34 AM   #1
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Default Over shot gravity by .022 on first barleywine

Hey everyone,
I overshot my gravity on my first barleywine by .020. My OG was supposed to be a 1.100 But ended up being 1.122

Basically I was wondering if there is anything special i should do to make sure the yeast stays happy as i didnt think to dilute the wort until after i had already pitched!


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Old 03-11-2011, 06:36 AM   #2
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How much yeast did you pitch? That's the main thing.


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Old 03-11-2011, 06:58 AM   #3
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3 packets safale US-05, i used the calculator from mr. malty
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:15 PM   #4
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3 packets safale US-05, i used the calculator from mr. malty
Not to open a can of worms, but was it rehydrated?
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:01 PM   #5
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It all depends on how many grams are in the packets of yeast. If they are 11 grams, you have more than enough yeast (2 would be good) and if they are 5 grams you would need 4.5 of them.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:11 PM   #6
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They were the 11g packs. I have a suspicion that the fermentation is going to go crazy as it is already going pretty strong!
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Damn, that's a big beer!
Recipe?
Extract or AG?
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Yeah, I know its going to be awhile till this one is ready to drink i have a feeling. I was following the CYBI recipe for the Nogne 100

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/can-...-100-a-178182/

But i thought I would get lower efficiency than normal and planned for 62% efficiency. It was quite a surprise when i ended up with 75% efficiency and a OG of 1.122!


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