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Old 02-03-2009, 02:15 AM   #21
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I have not had a problem carbonating the 5 batches of "big beer" I have made so far. When I say Big, I mean OG > 1.090. I have never gone more than 8 weeks in primary+secondary. I have used US05, Nottingham, Wyeast 1762 and 3787 which are all tolerant of higher alcohol though. If your strain poops out at 9%, or if you plan on bulk aging, you may consider pitching more yeast.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:06 AM   #22
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Actually Saccharomyces told me to low carb at 3.5 oz priming sugar and go at least 1 month in primary... Please correct me if I am wrong Saccharomyces I just emptied my folders and I am a lil drunk ( Damn I gotta upgrade my account, love this place). I mean I really don't want much head on this thing just enough to know it has some carb if that makes any sense at all... Thanks Saccharomyces and Pol for your input. Especially, Saccharomyces!
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:31 AM   #23
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Korben, you are correct, most barleywine (and similar) style beers are not highly carbonated. I am not sure an Imperial honey porter is exactly in line with any particular style but it will not hurt to be on the low side of the carbonation scale. My point was just that you should not have difficulty bottle conditioning or carbonating if your yeast can handle it.
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I have this carbed up in a keg to about 2.0 volumes which is about right I think so for bottle conditioning I'd stay in the 3.5-4oz range. It will carb, it may take awhile since the yeast will be stressed but this should condition a few months in the bottle anyway so I think you'll be fine.

The IBUs are very balanced in this beer. While I may mess with some of the specialty malts when I rebrew, I don't plan to change the hops. A porter by style is close to 1:1 IBU to SG and most barleywines are as well. There is a lot of malt backbone to stand up to.
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I have the ingredients for this in my bulk grain/hops buy for 2009... cant wait to try it
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Hey guys I can't find Horizon hops anywhere? Anyone got a source?
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I bought my horizon hops from North Country. I don't know if they have any left.

Nugget or warrior are good substitutes. Failing that just use any high alpha hop and adjust for the alphas. Horizons are usually 11-12%.
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Nugget or warrior are good substitutes. Failing that just use any high alpha hop and adjust for the alphas. Horizons are usually 11-12%.
I THINK my sub is Magnum... got that from a substitution chart...
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I must have looked at the same chart as your Pol... I think I am going with magnum too.
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