Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > It's time . . .
Thread Tools
Old 06-09-2007, 06:07 AM   #1
I prefer 23383
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Pumbaa's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,263
Liked 72 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 66

Default It's time . . .

It's been a while since I brewed . . . a long while. TBH I got real busy and to be more honest I got bored with simple normal brews. After looking at the One Year Later 06.06.06 it got me thinking what I enjoyed about brewing. I decided the part I liked the most is when I pushed myself with some wierd ass recipie with the attitude "If it turned out . . . Great, If it didnt . . . Oh Well". The Dragons Milk thread a while back gave me the itch again but thinking of the fiasco I had making the 06.06.06 beer and as good as it turned out (IMHO) was what I really enjoyed. I mean F*** anyone can make a pale ale or a nut brown and have it turn out drinkable, but what about the truely out there ideas . . . .

Well as the title suggests . . . It's time. Time for me to get off my ass and push the limits. Time for me to pull an old idea out of the file cabnet and say WTF . . . IT it turns out . . . Great, If not . . . .

On my next 5 day I'm making HOLY HELL. I'm making HOLY HELL and I'm going for the full 25%. There is no stopping me as long as I can get the yeast and thats where you guys come in. The WLP0099 yeast was a limited release. I'm going to be calling around and trying to find a source for it but if anyone has any just in case I guarentee you that you will recieve a 6pack of the brew.

I also need to find out which brand of extra light / light DME has the least amount of non fermentables in it. If you can help me find out that information it will be GREATLY appreciated.

To refresh our memories here is the recipie again . . .and it's a final recipie. I'm not making any changes to it because like I said before, If it turns out . . .
Recipe Specifics
Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 15.00
Anticipated OG: 1.190 (est)
Anticipated SRM: 52.8 (est)
Anticipated IBU: 106.1
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Pre-Boil Amounts
Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 6.47 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.055 SG 13.62 Plato

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
49.9 15.00 lbs. Light DME 8
20.0 6.00 lbs. Pale Malt(6-row) America 71.27 2
6.7 2.00 lbs. CaraMunich 40 France 69.19 40
6.7 2.00 lbs. Crystal 30L America 71.27 30
6.7 2.00 lbs. CaraPilsner France 71.27 10
5.0 1.50 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 58.81 350
5.0 1.50 lbs. Special B Malt Belgian 60.88 120
Potential represented as Yield, Coarse Grind As Is.

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
2.00 oz. Brewer's Gold Whole 7.00 53.0 60 min.
2.00 oz. Bullion Whole 7.00 40.3 40 min.
2.00 oz. Fuggle Whole 5.00 12.8 20 min.
2.00 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 4.75 0.0 0 min.
2.00 oz. Bramling Cross Whole 6.00 0.0 Dry Hop


Begin fermentation with a wort that would produce a 6-8% beer, and add DME each day during the first 5 days. This can be done together with aeration. This is mandatory if the reported 25% ABV is to be achieved.

Use 2 times the normal nutrient level
  • mix in with min amount of water to liquidfy and boil
  • Consider aerating intermittently during the first 5 days of fermentation. This will help yeast cells during a very difficult fermentation. Aerate with oxygen for 30 seconds or air for 5-10 minutes
  • stir in with paint mixer on drill
2oz oak chips in secondary for 6 months
(oak chips will be toasted in the oven @ 350 for 30 minutes)

Initial fermentation using WLP028 (1 liter starter)
repitch WL099 after couple days (1 liter starter)

in 16oz bottles (2 servings per bottle) STILL with cork/wax seal
age 2 years with taste tests at 6,12,18 months

Collect underware

Originally Posted by P.J. O'Rourke
"There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself."
Pumbaa is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2007, 06:24 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 183

Anticipated OG: 1.190 (est)
I'm scared, very scared.

How can you stand to wait that long to taste your brew?

Primary 1: NB ESB
Primary 2: NB Dry Irish Stout
Drinking : Apfelwein, and a Honey Wheat.

Medic: Young man, you've ingested a dangerous amount of alcohol!
Homer: The only dangerous amount is none!
pfranco81 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2007, 06:35 AM   #3
HomeBrewTalk 2012 Vendor Giveaway Participate
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Jaybird's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Nor*Cal
Posts: 6,571
Liked 677 Times on 472 Posts
Likes Given: 188


sounds to me like your going head to head w/ Sam Adams they brew a 24% beer but.... they do it all. dont they?
Need a False Bottom for your Keg, Kettle or Cooler?

I have been making custom False Bottoms for just about everything since 2008

Nor Cal Brewing Solutions, Reddings local homebrew store
(530)243-BEER and (530)221-WINE

Still have questions PM me here or hit the website. and like us on Facebook Facebook only promos too
Smoke Cigars?

*Member: The HBT Sweaty Fat Guy Cigar Club
Jaybird is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2007, 06:42 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Wizza's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Yucca Valley,Ca.
Posts: 37
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


all i can say is WOW ! Go for it and good luck man hope to hear all about it .
Primary 1:
Primary 2:Vanilla Caramel Cream Ale
Secondary 1:American amber ale
secondary 2:Apfelwein
up next: German Hef
Drinking: Chimay
Wizza is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2007, 11:04 AM   #5
10th-Level Beer Nerd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the_bird's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,761
Liked 503 Times on 404 Posts
Likes Given: 115


That's awesome, Pumbaa! Glad you decided to go ahead with this!
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana
the_bird is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2007, 02:06 PM   #6
Ale's What Cures You!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yooper's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 66,902
Liked 6647 Times on 4737 Posts
Likes Given: 1854


Wow- welcome back to the brewing world! And what a lofty goal, too. It sounds....well, BIG!
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook:
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
Yooper is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2007, 06:41 AM   #7
Steel Comma Ale & Lagery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
sause's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Menomonee Falls WI
Posts: 1,862
Liked 18 Times on 13 Posts


As always I open and open invatation to the sause's help for this brew for one 750ml or two 12 ounce bottles of this massive brew. And posted earlier what do people think is the most yeast can handle in the opening pitch? I'm thinking about 1.100. Of which I think this might be hard to do.

Anyone willing to use the "chuggler" on this beer? Just saw the ad for that one.
Originally Posted by Strange Brewer
Had some Bud Light analyzed once. They told me my dog had diabetes... And was pregnant
sause is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2007, 06:50 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: b'ham alabama
Posts: 128

comma sause comma
t-dogg is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2007, 06:53 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
z987k's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 3,505
Liked 27 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 1


as for yeast may I suggest looking at this page:

Danstil EDV 46
Active dried strain, selected in France from a beet molasses fermentation, is also suited to fermentations of other by-products of the sugar industry. It is a fast starter, has high osmotolerance (up to 20%), and an exceptional aptitude for alcohol conversion. Available in 400 gram package. ($30)
Or if you're crazy

Active dry yeast for use in fuel ethanol and beverage fermentations. Adequate for neutral spirits but primarily designed for biofuel. It contains a selected strain of saccharomyces cerevisiae distillers yeast in a highly concentrated and stable form. Available in 20 kilogram ($195) and 400 gram packages ($8.95).
z987k is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2007, 07:12 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ryanh1801's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Addison,TX
Posts: 2,686
Liked 12 Times on 9 Posts


wow thats insane. How are you going to add in the DME with out getting the volume up high?

Ryanh1801 is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long time drinker, first time brewer... chuke Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 10-14-2009 01:46 AM
first time near beer, this time rocket fuel GranillaNutz Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 04-20-2009 12:22 PM
Recipe advice for long time lurker, first time brewer... aristocrat Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 03-08-2009 04:35 AM
Long time listener, first time brewer... from orange county, CA MacBruver Introductions 9 02-22-2009 08:06 AM
1st time kegger, long time drinker (oh and 1st time poster as well) believeinsteve Bottling/Kegging 5 06-29-2007 03:54 AM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads