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Old 05-30-2012, 12:49 AM   #11
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It turned out well, I haven't tasted it since I racked to secondary to bulk age but my first taste told me it should turn out pretty darn good after aging 10-12 months.

I got 80% attenuation or so (don't have my computer with beersmith handy) and the barleywine finished at 11.6%, I didn't need to swirl the fermeter or anything, it didn't even bat an eye at chewing through that one. I'd go with the Bell's cake.

 
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:49 AM   #12
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I've noticed that if you let it sit in a keg at a cold temp for say 2 months that the yeast will finally drop out and be almost crystal clear. Check out my 2-hearted:
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Mine is on the right. I did an extended boil (almost 2 hrs) to get down to final volume which is why I think my color is slightly darker than the real thing.

 
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:59 AM   #13
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I've noticed that if you let it sit in a keg at a cold temp for say 2 months that the yeast will finally drop out and be almost crystal clear. Check out my 2-hearted:
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Mine is on the right. I did an extended boil (almost 2 hrs) to get down to final volume which is why I think my color is slightly darker than the real thing.
Sure takes it's sweet time to drop though, huh?! I have a simcoe IPA bottled that I used Bell's on, it's not gonna drop bright. One thing I've noticed about this strain, as with 1272, if you rack to a secondary after FG is stable, it seems to encourage the yeast to drop, it actually drops clear pretty quickly (4-7 days) after the transfer. I talked about this on this thread, and it seems others have seen the same thing.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:42 AM   #14
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Sure takes it's sweet time to drop though, huh?! I have a simcoe IPA bottled that I used Bell's on, it's not gonna drop bright. One thing I've noticed about this strain, as with 1272, if you rack to a secondary after FG is stable, it seems to encourage the yeast to drop, it actually drops clear pretty quickly (4-7 days) after the transfer. I talked about this on this thread, and it seems others have seen the same thing.
Ha that's the thread I started. Bell's strain = Best. Yeast. Ever.

 
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:46 AM   #15
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Ha that's the thread I started. Bell's strain = Best. Yeast. Ever.
Yeah, it's a great strain. Quickly becoming my go to for IPA.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:29 PM   #16
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Just checked the numbers on the barleywine. 1.108 down to 1.020 so about 81% attenuation if my calculation is correct.

 
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:56 PM   #17
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Just checked the numbers on the barleywine. 1.108 down to 1.020 so about 81% attenuation if my calculation is correct.
Thanks for the update. I threw nearly the entire bells cake into about 4 gallons of my barleywine last night around 10 PM. This morning the fermentor (7.5 gallon tall sanke) was nearly full with krausen!

 
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:48 PM   #18
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This sounds like the perfect moment for an experiment. Take some DME, and make 3 worts, say a liter or two each (all the same), low, medium, and high gravity. Do a forced ferment test (grossly overpitch, ferment extremely warm, and stir/shake each) on each and see what kind of numbers you get. I would love to see that data.
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This is the newest Bell's yeast strain thread I could find, so I thought I should add some information. I pitched a 1.5L starter of Bell's yeast (harvested from the Pale Ale) into a 5 gallon IPA (1.067). The fermentation bucket got down to 61 overnight, and the yeast wouldn't do anything. Warmed the room a bit, brought the bucket back up to 68, and it's going. So low 60s doesn't sound like a great option for this yeast.

 
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This is the newest Bell's yeast strain thread I could find, so I thought I should add some information. I pitched a 1.5L starter of Bell's yeast (harvested from the Pale Ale) into a 5 gallon IPA (1.067). The fermentation bucket got down to 61 overnight, and the yeast wouldn't do anything. Warmed the room a bit, brought the bucket back up to 68, and it's going. So low 60s doesn't sound like a great option for this yeast.
What was your method of harvesting and stepping up? This is the important stuff. I've run that yeast lower than the low 60's with no issues. It's incredibly similar (if not the same) as 1272, which is quite tolerant of low temps. There's a thread here called "yeast harvest: Bell's Amber" that has a lot of info.
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