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Old 02-05-2013, 09:37 PM   #11
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Mine has been in the keg going on its 2nd week now. Came out to be 10.7% ABV!

There was very little alcohol "taste" until I sampled it as I was kegging. I was actually a bit worried for how strong it tasted. I decided to toss in 0.75oz of a Simco 7% A.A. I belive it was to try and curb that burn a bit.

Worked out ok imo. Still as you noted a moderate/strong alcohol taste, but yeah its pushing 11% lol. Mine definitely has a bit more of a "dark" haze to it than yours, but I attribute a lot of that to having to just toss some hops in to even out the burn a bit.

I am really looking forward to this in about another month if it stays around that long. Ive already pulled about 6 pints off of it for tasting through the 1st week, and a growler for the Superbowl!
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:09 PM   #12
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Mine was in primary for exactly a month. Went down to 1.004. By my calculations feom 1.08 thats 10.1% . And it is strong.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:10 PM   #13
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It definitely drops down low . In the last few days I have pulled off a couple more pints and it is definitely clearing up a bit now. Alcohol burn is starting to mellow out a bit
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Finally got a pic of this one. It really is getting better and better every week!
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Pour one and pass it this way please... Might have to try this style in the near future. Thanks for the posting.!
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:16 AM   #16
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I know its an older thread but..I brewed this beer 3 weeks ago og was 1.070. Today, I took a gravity reading and its at 1.025. Do you think it will continue to go down or is this it? And if I bottle it, will the yeast still carbonate it? Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
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Sounds like a pretty high FG for a strong golden ale. My experience with similar recipes pulled them down to about 1.010-1.015. You might agitate the yeast and warm it up a bit. I wouldn't worry about the viability for carbonation. This is not that high in alcohol and 3 weeks is not a long time. What yeast did you use and what temp is it at?
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:16 AM   #18
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I just looked at my notes, my og was 1.082 and the fg was 1.024. I used White Labs WPL550. I think the fg was high because its been pretty cool in the room where it was fermenting (about 62f). After tasting it, I'm actually ok with the low abv. I'm not usually a huge fan of Belgian beers and brewed this one for the experience. It has a good flavor without that (for lack of a better word) "punch" ive gotten in the past from Belgian strong beers.
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