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1.050 OG or below (I am weak!) 2 1.65%
1.051-1.070 OG (nothing special) 32 26.45%
1.071-1.090 OG (I've dabbled in the dark arts) 37 30.58%
1.091-1.110 OG (serious business) 31 25.62%
1.111 OG or above (I'm insane) 19 15.70%
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:57 AM   #1
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I'm curious what the biggest beers everyone has brewed have been. I brewed an imperial stout today, and it came out bigger than I expected, a massive 1.105 OG! My previous biggest were a dark belgian that was 1.090 and an imperial IPA that was 1.089. How big have you guys gone?

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Old 08-11-2008, 05:07 AM   #2
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One of my very first beers came in at 1.106, but never finished or carbed. Since then my biggest has only been 1.075, although I do have a RIS in the works at 1.090


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Old 08-11-2008, 05:33 AM   #3
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My RIS was about 1.090 and an IPA I made was 1.074. I definately want to create some bigger beers, but right now I just want to get my kegs filled up with daily drinkers.
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:35 AM   #4
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love drinking the big IIPA's but the biggest I've done was 1.082. It stuck fermenting at 1.030 and would never carbonate. mostly high seventies seem to work best for me........... someday though
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Barleywine that diddn't finish. 1.090. Poured it on a yeast cake that just finished a 1.075... guess the little guys were just too tired. I want to someday make a beer at 1.178 and go for the 18% mark. I need to borrow someone's oxygen or get that set up first. They have yeasts that go that high now so why not try? If it dosn't finish out i've still got syrup for my pancakes!!!
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:47 AM   #7
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My 2006 Barleywine clocked in somewhere around 1.114 and attenuated to almost 12% ABV, all malt pitched on a WLP-001 yeast cake.
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Stout braggot - 1.086
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I brewed a barleywine Saturday, measured 1.096.

I was shooting for 1.100, but gave up sparging after 7.5 Gallons.

Pitched on a Nottingham cake, and am trying to keep it at 62 in a cooler with ice packs. It warmed a bit overnight and made its way up the blowoff tube 12" but didnt make the bend to the bucket o starsan

Looking forward to trying one of these this winter.

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