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Old 08-20-2008, 11:17 PM   #521
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Is notties or 05 the preferred dry yeast for this brew? Im assuming 05 because it's the dry version of 1056.

 
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:28 PM   #522
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Is notties or 05 the preferred dry yeast for this brew? Im assuming 05 because it's the dry version of 1056.
I'm planning on using a 05 cake from an Blond Ale for this, FWIW.

 
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:37 PM   #523
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I'm planning on using a 05 cake from an Blond Ale for this, FWIW.
Got a Scottish Ale with US-05 yeast in the fermenter now. I intend to put the 09-09-09 on top of it if all goes well.
If not then a couple packets of US-05 is still pretty cheap for this brew.

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Old 08-24-2008, 07:03 AM   #524
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I got mine brewed up tonight, but not all went as planned. I eyeballed the boil and started my hop schedule too early. As a result, I ended uo with close to 4 gallons instead of 3.5. The OG ended up at 1.112. I threw the corrected volume and OG into beersmith and got 93.1 IBU and 18.3*L for color.

It's not incredibly far off, but not spot on. I will flog myself with the mash paddle to atone.
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:41 PM   #525
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What the heck, count me in. I've been wanting to brew a BW anyway.

 
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:43 PM   #526
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What the heck, count me in. I've been wanting to brew a BW anyway.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:56 PM   #527
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Already done. Thanks for the suggestion though.

 
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:02 PM   #528
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Brewed mine yesterday. I ran into quite a few issues but I did end up with beer in the fermenters so that is good I probably should not have gone for the parti-gyle since that added so much trouble having two brew pots going at the same time etc. Plus I was trying a new wort-chilling system (which sucked) so I'll be setting up ice-water recirculation at some point.

Anyway got about ~4 gallons of BarleyWine and 2.5 gallons of the smaller beer (should have been 4 gal.... siphon/hop issues).

I forgot to add the candi sugar during the boil, so I'm planning on doing that as a "feeding" sort of addition in a couple days. How do you all normally add it for incremental feedings? (I have 1 lb for the BW and .5 lb for the other beer)

Without the sugar I ended up with 1.106 BW and a 1.065 smaller beer.

The sugar should get me to right around 1.117 or so
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:29 PM   #529
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I was planning not to add the sugar, according to beersmith I should be at 1.113 without adding it. Will this affect the flavor? I thought sugar was just to raise abv.

 
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:32 PM   #530
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I was planning not to add the sugar, according to beersmith I should be at 1.113 without adding it. Will this affect the flavor? I thought sugar was just to raise abv.
AFAIK, the sugar also helps to make the finished product a little drier because it is so easily fermentable by the yeast.

 
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