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    Brew Day Emergency

    Use the DME.
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    Oak cubes in my RIS

    I used them in my barleywine. I had them in secondary for 8 weeks and the barleywine had a huge oak flavor. It needed at least six months of aging to subside the oak overtones. I recommend tasting your beer after a couple weeks and be sure it has the flavor you want.
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    Adding yeast to 09-09-09 for bottling

    So, my 09-09-09 was in primary for about 2 mos and secondary for about 5 mos. I'm assuming that all the yeast has dropped out of suspension and I will have to add yeast for bottling. I have a packet of US-05 to use. What's proper procedure for introducing yeast back into the beer? BTW, I...
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    I'm Thinking... 09/09/09 Barleywine

    Brewed in the beginning of Oct. Racked to secondary/split my 6 gal batch into two. I kept one as a control and the other I put on 2oz of med toast oak cubes. I think I may dry hop both of them, but I'm not sure. I'll get in on the swap if there's still room. :tank:
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    Reusing yeast cake when there's an IBU difference

    Ahh, thanks. I didn't realize this. Washing it is.:mug:
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    Reusing yeast cake when there's an IBU difference

    I'm brewing two belgian trippels in the next couple weeks and am going to reuse the 510 yeast cake. But, the first brew I'm doing is 35 IBUs and the second is 21. Is this too great of a difference? Should I wait and do the second brew as the first? Or, does it not make a difference?
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    Official 2008 GABF Denver Oct 9-11 thread

    Okay, found a ticket for sat... still looking for Thursday!
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    Official 2008 GABF Denver Oct 9-11 thread

    OMG!!! Ticketmaster cancelled both my ticket orders without my knowledge!!! :mad::mad::mad: I'm on hold with them right now to find out what the hell is going on. Anybody got any tix for ANY session available to sell?
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    Official 2008 GABF Denver Oct 9-11 thread

    I'm headed to Avery on Friday (daytime) for a sampling of their special taps.
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    Adding DME after fermentation on my 09-09-09

    Yeah, I meant .121. :drunk: I used 2 x 1.25qt starters for the brew, so that shouldn't be an issue. I'd really like to get this beer into the 11-13% range not around 10%, so I'm gonna try adding some boiled DME on Sunday. Oh, and by the sound of my blow-off tube, the yeast are having a...
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    Official 2008 GABF Denver Oct 9-11 thread

    I have one available for Thursday night.
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    Adding DME after fermentation on my 09-09-09

    I brewed a batch of the 09-09-09 yesterday (AG), but my efficiency sucked. My OG was nearly .020 lower than it should be (1.102 vs 1.021). Since this is supposed to be a barleywine I'd like to get the ABV up higher. The problem is that I'm out of extract that I usually use for my starters...
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    I'm Thinking... 09/09/09 Barleywine

    Wow, I only made it to .102
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    I'm Thinking... 09/09/09 Barleywine

    Mine is mashing right now. :ban:
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    Official 2008 GABF Denver Oct 9-11 thread

    I'll be somewhere in between.
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    How to use runoff from today for starter foro 09/09/09 brew on Sunday

    oh well, too late. Think it'll be bad? Go with the dry stuff or just pitch and see?
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    How to use runoff from today for starter foro 09/09/09 brew on Sunday

    It's already boiling. I may reduce down so that I can get 2x24 fl oz starters and add some dextrose to make up for the lack of SG.
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    How to use runoff from today for starter foro 09/09/09 brew on Sunday

    It's approx. 1.3G of runoff that I'm going to boil to to .5G of approx 1.040. Then, I'll split that into two pint starters. I know they should be bigger, but I just don't have that ability. Hopefully this should workout.
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    How to use runoff from today for starter foro 09/09/09 brew on Sunday

    I'm using a gallon of runoff from my brew today (hazed and confused clone) for the starter for my 09/09/09 brew on Sunday. Should I start the starter today and just let it sit in the "fermenter" until sunday? (actually 2 starters) Or, do I store the wort for 3 days and start my starter...
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