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Re: Wee heavy help!
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2012, 12:07:15 PM »
I wouldn't do anything for another 2-3 weeks.
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Re: Wee heavy help!
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2012, 03:52:49 PM »
how much abv does nottingham endure? it must be around 10% now

i'll look into the correction equations!

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Re: Wee heavy help!
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2012, 04:39:21 PM »
I wouldn't do anything for another 2-3 weeks.
I agree with Denny and Morti. Let it be for at least 2 weeks.
Oh and good to hear you have a coon cat.
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Re: Wee heavy help!
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2012, 05:14:59 PM »
Ok, won't touch it.

but the correction values blew my mind. according to the spreadsheet from sean terril's site, my wort now lies at 1.0017 w/ 17.8% abv

something is wrong lol

about the coon... gotta love it. at 20lb and 47", it is overwhelmingly cute.

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Wee heavy help!
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2012, 02:44:04 PM »
Ok, won't touch it.

but the correction values blew my mind. according to the spreadsheet from sean terril's site, my wort now lies at 1.0017 w/ 17.8% abv

something is wrong lol

about the coon... gotta love it. at 20lb and 47", it is overwhelmingly cute.

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/330440_475309075823128_1220468161_o.jpg

Wow, almost identical to one of my cats!


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Re: Wee heavy help!
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2012, 06:45:39 PM »
Apart from the green eyes (mines got golden eyes) they're very much alike.

What a coincidence. Lol

Today's refractometer reading: 1.060

Keeping temp around 21C

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Re: Wee heavy help!
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2012, 11:03:18 AM »
third day in a row @ 1060 21C

i guess Nottingham is tired.

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Re: Wee heavy help!
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2012, 02:16:59 PM »
third day in a row @ 1060 21C

i guess Nottingham is tired.

I want you to put down the refractometer and walk away from the fermenter. I know you want to look back but don't. Leave it alone. give it some space.

Imagine the beer is a girlfriend/boyfriend who just found out that you slept with their mother before you met. They love you very much and don't want to break up with you but if you keep sticking a spoon in them and checking their gravity they are going to.
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Re: Wee heavy help!
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2012, 03:06:33 PM »
But.... but...

it stopped! lol



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Re: Wee heavy help!
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2012, 04:42:40 PM »
They love you very much and don't want to break up with you but if you keep sticking a spoon in them and checking their gravity they are going to.

 ;D

Bravo! That is A+ stuff right there.
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Re: Wee heavy help!
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2012, 06:30:21 PM »
today I have borrowed the same refractometer I used at the brewday. Tested it with different sugar water concentrations at different temperatures. The damn thing compensates the temperature, unlike my friend told me.

NOW the calculations to correct the alcohol deviation make sense:

initial brix was 28, 1.115 SG
current brix is 15.2, 1060 SG - Corrected for alcohol, 1.023 (was getting 1006 before)

which makes more sense and gives me a bit of hope.

I think i'll calm down now. :pant:

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Re: Wee heavy help!
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2012, 07:52:50 PM »
1.115 to 1.023?  Sounds perfect to me.
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Re: Wee heavy help!
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2012, 02:26:12 AM »
Shouldnt a wee heavy be drier? It sounds like a barley wine to me, with the sweetness.

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Re: Wee heavy help!
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2012, 03:46:53 AM »
You want some residual sweetness in a wee heavy.  I think you're definitely in the ballpark of where you'd want to end up. 
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Re: Wee heavy help!
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2012, 06:33:40 AM »
Shouldnt a wee heavy be drier? It sounds like a barley wine to me, with the sweetness.

I'm afraid what you're going to get isn't going to be much like a wee heavy. 

My guess is that once it's carbed up it won't taste overly sweet.  But, it also won't taste like a wee heavy.
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