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What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
« on: February 12, 2011, 11:28:28 AM »
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?
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Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 11:29:24 AM »
Fred, this one's for you!   ;D
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Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 11:41:42 AM »
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.
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Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 12:23:03 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.
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Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 12:51:56 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.
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Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 01:15:00 PM »
something around a 1.190/1.200
Don't normally recommend that, but I have done it.
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Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2011, 01:43:20 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.
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Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2011, 01:52:02 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?
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Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2011, 01:56:53 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.
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Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2011, 06:58:56 PM »
1.201
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Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2011, 08:03:10 PM »
1.201

Wow, that's a monster! What was it?
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Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2011, 08:38:49 PM »
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.

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Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2011, 11:47:20 AM »
1.130, finished at 1.028.

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Re: What's the highest OG you've ever started with?
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2011, 07:32:57 PM »
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...
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