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Old 11-07-2008, 06:44 PM   #921
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Good call, I need to pull a grav to see how my Cry Havoc did. It's been sitting undisturbed in primary this whole time.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:07 PM   #922
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I actually went from about 1.118 to 1.024. In August I thought it was done at 1.030. I think time will take it down a few more points if that's what you're looking for.

 
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:11 PM   #923
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So I've bounced from 1.114 to 1.040. No change in last five days. Can I hope to get this down a little further with some fresh yeast, or should I just call it FG? No temperature change, steady at 67, swirled a bit every other day to keep yeast in suspension...I was rolling with the Cal Ale V, just so you all know....
I'm calling mine done at 1.04 too. But then again mine started at 1.150. I would think yours would get a little lower. Maybe your mash was hotter then you thought.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:22 PM   #924
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Yeah I would think you would be 1.030 or lower. I did a step mash 131*F 15 minutes, 150*F 60 minutes and it went from 1.119 - 1.023 with SafAle US-05 in 12 days.
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:49 AM   #925
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Beersmith estimated my FG at 1.047 but I find beersmith to run a bit on the high side in this category. I mashed at 150-152* for an hour...no mash out, very little sparge. I missed my target OG by 0.052, quite a bit, but I had a huge grain bill filling a 70Q cooler, and not much experience with big beers (which I hope to change soon). I did rack this to secondary already, but I'm wondering if I can pitch some fresh yeast (starter slurry, of course) and get it come down a bit further...
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:45 AM   #926
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Well, I am not in the swap, but I got my first half of this great recipe brewed up tonight as a commemorative brew for my pending daughter. I did 1/2 of the grain bill and did the second runnings for a "free beer". Going to do it all over again tomorrow. Probably going to boil the BW for an extra 20-30 minutes to get the SG up a little... Round one ended up at 3 1/2 or so gallons at about 1.092. Quick look while cleaning, haven't finished measuring yet.
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:04 AM   #927
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Beersmith estimated my FG at 1.047 but I find beersmith to run a bit on the high side in this category. I mashed at 150-152* for an hour...no mash out, very little sparge. I missed my target OG by 0.052, quite a bit, but I had a huge grain bill filling a 70Q cooler, and not much experience with big beers (which I hope to change soon). I did rack this to secondary already, but I'm wondering if I can pitch some fresh yeast (starter slurry, of course) and get it come down a bit further...
I don't think it could hurt.

 
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:49 PM   #928
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I'm upset that i started all grain brewing too late. I may just brew the recipe for the hell of it.

 
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:19 AM   #929
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...But then again mine started at 1.150.
Good God man. Did you have to use a spoon to scoop that wort into the fermenter?

Kinda missed the point of the 9-9-9 huh? (1.119) And I mean that in a good way.

 
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:26 AM   #930
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Good God man. Did you have to use a spoon to scoop that wort into the fermenter?

Kinda missed the point of the 9-9-9 huh? (1.119) And I mean that in a good way.
Uh....I feel really stupid right now.

btw, i had a friend who brews BW's taste my "infected" batch and he said it tastes like a flat young Barleywine. I'm not totally convinced but I am hopeful.
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