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Old 10-26-2005, 01:37 PM   #1
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Well, some of you may remember my high gravity dilema from last week. I brewed NB's Winter Warmer which was supposed to be around 1.066 SG. Mine clocked in at an astounding 1.083 SG (corrected for temp). I was a bit worried, as I was not expecting it to be that high and therefore, I didn't use a starter (just a smack pack). So beggining on day 4, I started swirling the primary three times a day (morning, after work, bed) to keep it going.

Last night, I checked and the airlock was down to one bubble per 2~3min. I decided to check the gravity and see if it was still high. I was shocked to see it clock in at 1.016!! Woah! SO, I sanitized some more equipment and transfered to secondary. Smelled a little strong, but smelled good. And the color was a deep brown. I thikn its gonna be a good one. And with a potential ABV of 8.9%, its gonna be quite a WInter Warmer indeed.

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Old 10-26-2005, 01:51 PM   #2
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Sounds good!It wiil keep you warm on those cold winter nights.



 
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Old 10-26-2005, 02:21 PM   #3
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Watch out for frostbite! Two pints of that stuff & you won't feel your toes.

 
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:15 PM   #4
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What was the recipe?
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Old 10-26-2005, 05:58 PM   #5
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What was the recipe?
Winter Warmer
0.75 lbs Simpson Crystal
0.25 lbs Simpson Chocolate
9.9 lbs Gold Malt Syrup
1 oz Norther Brewer Hops (60min)
1 oz Styrian Goldings (30min)
1 oz Kent Goldings (1min)
Wyeast #1728 Scottish Ale Yeast

Norther Brewer says it is supposed to be 1.066, mine came in a little higher. I have run it through a few recipe calculators who show it around 1.079.....no idea why mine was so high.

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Old 10-26-2005, 06:45 PM   #6
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Thanks.

How much wort did you end up with?
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:02 PM   #7
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5-gallons in the primary. I left a little last night, as I didn't want to suck up to much trub. My guess is I am sitting at about 4.8 gllons or so at the moment.

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If the store measured the sg for a greater amount, that may explain the difference?
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If the store measured the sg for a greater amount, that may explain the difference?
I wrote them, and they said 1.066 for 5-gallons. I have no clue what caused it. But, I am trying to just Relax,Not Worrry and have a Home Brew.....

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Old 10-27-2005, 10:37 AM   #10
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I had the opposite problem, calculated sg of 1.074 and it came up 1.065 (after correction).
That's with
1kg brown sugar
2kg dme
1.6kg lme
500g crystal malt
up to five uk gals

so added another 500g dme


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