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Title: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: quest4watneys on February 12, 2011, 06:28:28 PM
Just curious :) I saw a kit on Northern Brewer that had an OG of 1.123! Being a newb and all, I didn't think that was possible. So what's your highest?
Title: Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: denny on February 12, 2011, 06:29:24 PM
Fred, this one's for you!   ;D
Title: Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: tom on February 12, 2011, 06:41:42 PM
Post-boil - I've had two 1.134's. The first one was a Samichlaus clone (doble-doble mash), but didn't ferment all that well, the 2nd is a delicious RIS. Both all-grain.
 ;D
Title: Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: tygo on February 12, 2011, 07:23:03 PM
1.121 is the highest I've gone so far for a Wee Heavy.  That one's coming up on the brew schedule again soon.
Title: Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: euge on February 12, 2011, 07:51:56 PM
Gone as high as a wimpy 1.100 but I really don't like beer that strong. Come to think of it I gotta get to drinking up some of those BW's cellaring there in the cool place.
Title: Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: bonjour on February 12, 2011, 08:15:00 PM
something around a 1.190/1.200
Don't normally recommend that, but I have done it.
Title: Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: Bret on February 12, 2011, 08:16:56 PM
1.126

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=5601.0
Title: Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: tschmidlin on February 12, 2011, 08:43:20 PM
32 brix, which beersmith says is 1.135

It was an all pilsner malt mash, and all of the water was replaced with cider - mash with cider, sparge with cider, you get the idea.
Title: Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: quest4watneys on February 12, 2011, 08:52:02 PM
32 brix, which beersmith says is 1.135

It was an all pilsner malt mash, and all of the water was replaced with cider - mash with cider, sparge with cider, you get the idea.

How'd that taste just out of curiousity?
Title: Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: tschmidlin on February 12, 2011, 08:56:53 PM
The polite way of describing it is "not my favorite". :)

It wasn't bad exactly, but it had very hot alcohol flavors.  I've been aging it for a couple of years now and need to get back to it and see how it's doing.
Title: Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: a10t2 on February 13, 2011, 01:58:56 AM
1.201
Title: Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: quest4watneys on February 13, 2011, 03:03:10 AM
1.201

Wow, that's a monster! What was it?
Title: Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: a10t2 on February 13, 2011, 03:38:49 AM
Wow, that's a monster! What was it?

I started out calling it a "quadruple pale ale" but people were getting it confused with a Belgian-style beer, so I settled on "double barleywine". Basically just an American ale scaled way way up.

http://seanterrill.com/2009/11/05/batch-25-tasting-notes/
Title: Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: SiameseMoose on February 13, 2011, 06:47:20 PM
1.130, finished at 1.028.

Belgian "Quintuple", brewed as our "Millennium Beer" back in 1999, for the new year of 2000. I still have a few magnums in storage. I usually bring one to NHC, if we're driving.
Title: Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
Post by: MDixon on February 16, 2011, 02:32:57 AM
1.125 on a 140/- Historical Scottish Ale...
http://hbd.org/carboy/recipes/scottish1.htm

Boiled 2 gallons of first runnings down until I got into the candy stages...should note it was a 3 gallon batch...