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Old 12-06-2012, 08:13 AM   #11
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Yeah, you aren't going to get anything close 1.200 brewing all grain. I regularly get 80%+ efficiency with normal 1.050 beers but it drops off a cliff around 1.070. Regardless of the amount of grain, the most I seem to be able to pull out of it is around 1.080...which is decent because I can easily boil down to 1.100 during a 90minute boil.

If you really want to brew something that huge you could try topping up with extract but who knows if you can even dissolve enough to get up in the 1.200+ range. And yeast...maybe with a champagne or distilling yeast you might be able to ferment that big a wort. ...or you could try to brew something in the 1.015 range and shoot for 1.21%ABV

 
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:08 PM   #12
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A good ole session beer =) might take u a case to get a buzz goin tho!

 
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:16 PM   #13
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The highest I've gotten is og 1.170.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:23 PM   #14
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Ok so im going for 121 ibu. Im deffinitly sticking with the sorachi ace and maybe server with a lemon wedge. Ill post a formula when i get home

 
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:50 PM   #15
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Est Original Gravity: 1.074 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.5 %
Bitterness: 121.4 IBUs
Est Color: 6.0 SRM

Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
14 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 93.3 %
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 2 5.0 %
4.0 oz Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 3 1.7 %
1.00 oz Sorachi Ace [10.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 4 34.6 IBUs
1.13 oz Sorachi Ace [10.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 35.5 IBUs
1.10 oz Sorachi Ace [10.50 %] - Boil 40.0 min Hop 6 30.4 IBUs
1.10 oz Sorachi Ace [10.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 7 20.9 IBUs
1.0 pkg SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04)

My two choices Im debating on is S-04 or S-05 and whether to dry hop with Sorachi Ace or maybe just some lemon zest in the secondary.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:27 PM   #16
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Sounds delicious! I'm not familiar with the sorachi ace strain.. what's the origin and characteristics?

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:22 PM   #17
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Quote:
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Sounds delicious! I'm not familiar with the sorachi ace strain.. what's the origin and characteristics?
I read it is very leminy in aroma and flavor. Originated in Japan.

 
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:17 PM   #18
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Sounds like the perfect hop for the job lol

 
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