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Re: Hi gravity favorites
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2010, 10:53:46 AM »
Will a hi OG beer still finish with a low FG.

It can, but my experiences is that if I start with a 100+ OG, I really don't like it to finish under the mid 20s.
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Re: Hi gravity favorites
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2010, 10:56:28 AM »
Will a hi OG beer still finish with a low FG.

It can, but my experiences is that if I start with a 100+ OG, I really don't like it to finish under the mid 20s.

My last Barleywine started at 1.106 and finished 1.023 using a yeast cake of WLP001 from an APA.
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Re: Hi gravity favorites
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2010, 01:54:51 PM »
Here's one of my favorite high gravity recipes, but be careful. It drinks like a session beer (and it finished fairly dry):

Little Big IIPA

12 Gallons
Approx 95 IBUs
OG 1.080

15lbs German Pilsner malt
15 lbs Crisp Maris Otter
2lbs Crystal 40L
1.5 lb Table Sugar (sucrose)

Hops
2oz Centennial FWH
2oz Amarillo (7aa) 60 min
2oz Centennial (8aa) 30 min
2oz Amarillo (7aa) 20 min
2oz Centennial (8aa) 15 min
2oz Centennial (8aa) 5 min
2oz Amarillo (7aa) 0 min
2oz Centennial 8aa) 0 min

Dry Hops (hop pellets) 1 oz Centennial in primary after fermentation slows for 7-10 days per 5 gallons
Dry Hop 1oz Amarillo and 1.5 oz Centennial in keg per 5 gallons

4 packets US-05 yeast

Mash in at 150 - 152 for 60 min. Boil 90 min. Pitch at 62 and ferment at 68. Drink young and eagerly!



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Re: Hi gravity favorites
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2010, 07:51:14 AM »
So with these Hi gravity beers do you typically have to back add yeast to get them to carbonate.  And if so is it necessary to use the same yeast.

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Re: Hi gravity favorites
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2010, 08:46:45 AM »
I do it just to make sure.

You don't need to use the same yeast (just pick a neutral strain) but it's easy to do if you steal some of the krausen and store it in a sanitized jar until bottling time.

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Re: Hi gravity favorites
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2010, 08:13:27 AM »
Is it necessary to rouse the yeast from time to time to keep the little yeasties working in these hi gravity beers?

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Re: Hi gravity favorites
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2010, 09:23:42 AM »
Is it necessary to rouse the yeast from time to time to keep the little yeasties working in these hi gravity beers?

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Maybe...you just have to decide on a case by case basis.
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