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Old 09-09-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
mxracer652
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I used the groundwork laid by scottland here:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/dfh-...-clone-259314/

17# US 2-row
1# Victory
1/3# 60L (I used up what I had laying around rather than 1/4#)
baggies & baggies of 8 oz dextrose
6oz Amarillo ->used an extra ounce because I like easy even number hop additions, see below.
4oz Simcoe
3oz Warrior
Waiting for fermentation to complete before dry hopping 3 oz Simcoe & 3 oz Amarillo.

Hops mixed together & divided into thirteen 1 oz additions, one every 10 minutes and one at flameout. I mashed with 1.5 qts/# @ 152F, 2 batch sparges with 1.25qts/# total (split half & half). Wound up with 10 gallons total, boiled down to 4.8ish gallons @ 1.090 on Sunday evening the 4th. Pitched onto cake of 007 that had just finished a similarly hopped big IPA & went to bed around 20:30. I have an oxygen setup, but decided to just use a drop of olive oil & 50% more energizer/nutrient than I normally use (normally 4 teaspoons so I used 6) because it worked so well for scottland. I may never buy another oxygen cylinder if it works... Woke up Monday & it was going gangbusters, perfect. 73F in the swamp cooler.

Wednesday AM it was 1.024, popped the lid & whisked in 8 oz dextrose. 72F

Wednesday PM it was 1.026, decided to let it ride out overnight. 69F

Thursday AM it was 1.023, added 8 oz dextrose ->not bubbling quite so much. 70F

Thursday PM it was 1.024, fermentation has definitely slowed as it was ~10% ABV at this point & the fact that it already had another boozy IPA under its belt. Reconfirms my findings that well treated yeast will ferment above what they're advertised to tolerate. I took the 2G starter of 099 that I made on Monday, decanted, pitched, added 8 oz dextrose & stirred it all up. 70F Starter used olive oil & 2 tablespoons energizer/nutrient.

Friday (today) AM it was 1.022 & its cranking along again, added 8 oz dextrose. 70F

For those keeping score, it is >10% ABV this AM. Very strong hop aroma, starting to get a boozy smell also.



 
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
mxracer652
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007 is nasty like cottage cheese:


Hoptastic:



 
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:23 PM   #3
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Looks awesome, you've already got the gravity right where you want it. Just keep feeding it as much sugar as it will eat =)

 
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:45 PM   #4
mxracer652
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Thanks bud! I just wish I made 10 gallons...

 
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:16 PM   #5
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Sweet. I've never had the real deal but I might have to jump on the bandwagon and try this. Sounds yummy.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:34 AM   #6
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I've been following the other thread on this and I look forward to seeing how this goes. When I eventually move to kegging, you can bet I'll follow in step.

Also, I had never thought of using the hydrometer by just tossing it in the bucket... Brilliant! that's one less thing to sanitize/less beer wasted if you *forgot* to sanitize the test tube.

 
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:32 AM   #7
mxracer652
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jeburgdo View Post
I've been following the other thread on this and I look forward to seeing how this goes. When I eventually move to kegging, you can bet I'll follow in step.

Also, I had never thought of using the hydrometer by just tossing it in the bucket... Brilliant! that's one less thing to sanitize/less beer wasted if you *forgot* to sanitize the test tube.
I minimize handling points in order to minimize risk. Gotta open the bucket anyway, ya dig? I also just whisk in the dextrose right into the bucket.

1.022 this morning, added another 8 oz dextrose. OG=1.120
Holding steady about 72F

 
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:35 AM   #8
mxracer652
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Also, this batch puts me at 100 gallons brewed this year, wanted to go out on a bang!

 
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:03 AM   #9
mxracer652
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1.023 yesterday PM, stirred, added 8oz. Stirring really woke it up. I'll be doing this every other day now.
1.020 today AM, added 8oz.
1.020 today PM, added 8oz.

Oh so close to 15% ABV, and the 099 is still rocking hard.

 
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:56 AM   #10
mxracer652
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1.022 this morning, stirred it, added 8 oz dextrose. I'm now >15%



 
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