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  1. D

    First time brew high abv? Did I screw up?

    I recently started home brewing on a whim after finishing my masters degree, and seeing a TikTok that made me realize it was something I was interested in. I bought what I thought was a full homebrew kit for mead on Amazon (come to find out just a one gallon carboy, yeast a nutrient), some...
  2. A

    Fruit wine 23%??

    I recently brewed a batch of Strawberry Wine. I was hoping to end up with a nice dessert wine flavor. OG 1.08 I knew it hadn't turn out as I had hoped when my FG reading was 0.90. Somehow it became very dry and had a very strong alcohol flavor to it. I had let it ferment for 4 months (I've...
  3. Summa_Brewologica

    The high abv trend

    I have been finding it difficult to understand and enjoy beers much higher than 8% abv. 10-11% if it is a stout and it is done perfectly. I have a friend that won’t even consider beers that are less than 10%. In most cases, IMO, the alcohol takes over and ruins the beer when it gets much higher...
  4. Chinmay Nayak

    Increasing yeast alcohol tolerance using Potassium salt

    Hey guys, I was googling around about random stuff when I stumbled upon a mind blowing research article by MIT students. The paper is not very new(2014) but I haven’t seen anyone discussing this in the homebrewing world. To the research paper According to the research, a careful addition of...
  5. BryanEBIAB

    Adding Ice to Finished Beer

    I’m still messing around with my new-to-me all-grain setup/routine/recipe and sometimes overshoot my OG and don’t have extra room in the fermenter for more water to bring it down. Sometimes my FG is surprisingly lower than expected. Anyway, sometimes my ABV is 2+% higher than targeted. I thought...
  6. BryggAnton

    Conditioning in keg vs the fermentor

    Hi folks! Scroll to the bottom for the actual question. I'm planning on conditioning my extract high ABV stout. I believe i will gett 1000 different answers, but what's the basics? The brew has already been fermenting for 9 days to kind of the FG i was counting for. ABV 9.06%. It have been...
  7. Mickey Lane

    Time to bottle really high ABV Tripel

    I did a clone of Delirium Tremins and so far, it's worked perfectly. I tasted it when I racked it 5-6 weeks ago and it's good. The ferment stalled in the 1st fermenter at about ABV 10.5-11.5% and started again after being in the 2nd fermenter. It's been slow and steady up until a short while...
  8. D

    Duplicating “Serious Scrump”

    Hello all! New to the forum, new to the home brew game. I have a baseline understanding of this basics of fermentation, but that’s about it. I have brewed a few beers and had success. I decided I wanted to try and duplicate a cider, which I know know will be far more difficult than my...
  9. Mickey Lane

    Additional yeast to finish high ABV batch?

    Need advice on adding a little yeast to finish the ferment and to bottle condition. Yes? No? What kind? I made a 5 gal batch using a recipe from the local supply house for a Delirium Tremens clone. It was mostly DME with a couple of grains to season. They were out of their preferred yeasts so...
  10. T

    Cinnamon in a 20.5% RIS

    Hey guys, Just wondering if I really need to soak the cinnamon sticks in alcohol before throwing it into secondary since the ABV is so high as it is. I don't really think I do but wanted to get on here and ask just to make sure. Also, from what I've read, I should let them sit in secondary for...
  11. N

    20% ABV Target Brew

    Hello. This is a repost of my first ever thread #8184095 The project: I'm going to try and brew the highest ABV sour I possibly can. The goal is a final yield of 20% ABV fruited sour beer, or at least as high ABV I can achieve. I've put a good bit of thought into the recipe and the process...
  12. WollenBrew

    Imperial Stout Blowout Question

    Brewed Northernbrewer's Imperial Stout on Monday night. Woke up this morning and went to take a look and unbelievably, the blow-off tube had... blown off. Fortunately, not a huge mess, just kind of a slow foamy volcano kind of thing coming out of the top and running down the sides. However, this...