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Old 06-28-2011, 09:08 PM   #21
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If someone were interested in brewing this recipe, but only really equipped for partial mash brewing (at best), how might one convert that recipe?

I've been thinking a lot about getting a good RIS going, and the time seems good to get one going and be read in time for mid-winter...



 
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:00 AM   #22
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and any special amount of sugar for bottle conditioning? i think i'll actually use cap bottles on these so i'll feel comfortable with keeping them longer, usually use swingtops though i wont' trust them for too long


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Old 06-29-2011, 01:44 PM   #23
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what kind of starter did you guys use for this big of a beer? i have a 1000ml flask, will that work with some LME and the yeast?
I use a 2L starter, since it is a pretty high gravity beer and needs quite a bit of yeast, but I know a few people have done it with 1L and haven't had any issues.

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and any special amount of sugar for bottle conditioning? i think i'll actually use cap bottles on these so i'll feel comfortable with keeping them longer, usually use swingtops though i wont' trust them for too long
For my personal preference and to keep it closer to style, I tend to carb a bit on the low side. So I'd use a little less sugar than you might use on a regular beer.

 
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:36 PM   #24
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i'll finally be brewing this later today.. have w 2L starter ready to go. i'll let you know how it goes
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:18 AM   #25
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Does anyone have this on beersmith? I put on the numbers and my SG is 1.073 and final is 1.028.

Dont know what i did to not get in the 1.09's

Also what size of yeast starter did you use? Beersmith recommended four vials and a starter.

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Does anyone have this on beersmith? I put on the numbers and my SG is 1.073 and final is 1.028.

Dont know what i did to not get in the 1.09's

Also what size of yeast starter did you use? Beersmith recommended four vials and a starter.

Thanks
I copied and pasted the recipe right from my beersmith output. It's giving me a boil gravity of about 1.078 and a final SG of about 1.095. Not sure what could cause it to come up with that low of an SG other than a few pounds less grain or extremely low efficiency in the calculation.

And I used a 2L starter on a stir plate with one vial of yeast.

 
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I copied and pasted the recipe right from my beersmith output. It's giving me a boil gravity of about 1.078 and a final SG of about 1.095. Not sure what could cause it to come up with that low of an SG other than a few pounds less grain or extremely low efficiency in the calculation.

And I used a 2L starter on a stir plate with one vial of yeast.
Is there away to put the actual beersmith file on here and then i can upload it into mine and compare?

 
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Is there away to put the actual beersmith file on here and then i can upload it into mine and compare?
Sure. Here it is. You can't upload beersmith files directly to HBT, but I uploaded it to the web: http://www.mediafire.com/?9p89b3jl0z7oi20

 
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:57 AM   #29
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So other than beer equipment and the eff (mine at 82% and yours at 80%) was the difference. Mine requires more pre boil water by 1.16gals.

Thanks for the help.
Im going to do a starter tomorrow and try for a brew at the end of the week, aslong as the wife doesn't go into labor! Suck if it was mid brew!!!!

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Good luck, and congrats on the new little brewer.



 
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