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« on: March 07, 2011, 10:34:26 PM »
I'm making an I.P.A. with a target O.G. of 1.111, i dont know if the recipe is right, it's first time i'm trying it. But, it calls for wyeast 1051 AMERICAN ALE ( 1 pack ). And after 2nd ferm., 3 days before bottling add another pack of yeast. The I.P.A.'s  F.G. ending with 1.026, and peaks at 3-8 mo. The wyeast, says it has 100 billion cells, good for O.G. 1.060 or less. Should I add both packs in the beginning or hope my friend's recipe was wrote out correctly?

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Re: Just Thinking
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011, 10:40:47 PM »
For that OG, you'd want four packs, or a starter.
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Re: Just Thinking
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 11:09:23 PM »
Have you ever heard of piching yeast during 2nd ferm.? I know every cal. tells me to add more yeast. I would hate to over feed the yeast. What about adding Wyeast Beer Nutrient ?
« Last Edit: March 07, 2011, 11:13:29 PM by yoeman »

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Re: Just Thinking
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011, 11:15:13 PM »
Have you ever heard of piching yeast during 2nd ferm.?
I've heard of this bein done with stuck fermentations.  I don't know what the overall effect on your beer would be though... (flavor/aroma?)
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Re: Just Thinking
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011, 05:27:48 AM »
You should add all your yeast at the beginning, when the conditions are more favorable for them to multiply, rather than to add them in the middle of fermentation when conditions are less favorable. For  a beer like this you best bet is to brew  a lower gravity pale ale and use than slurry for your super high gravity ale.
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Re: Just Thinking
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2011, 05:31:36 AM »
You should add all your yeast at the beginning, when the conditions are more favorable for them to multiply, rather than to add them in the middle of fermentation when conditions are less favorable. For  a beer like this you best bet is to brew  a lower gravity pale ale and use than slurry for your super high gravity ale.

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You can't beat growler of fresh slurry for a big beer like this.

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Re: Just Thinking
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011, 09:13:04 AM »
I was thinking something didn't sound right. A 1 and  4 can get mixed up. But, putting yeast in second ferm  :o  Maybe his got stuck. Thanks for the advise.

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Re: Just Thinking
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2011, 09:26:02 AM »
And an OG of 1.111 ain't no IPA!
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Re: Just Thinking
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2011, 11:10:15 AM »
And an OG of 1.111 ain't no IPA!

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Re: Just Thinking
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2011, 11:39:20 AM »
And an OG of 1.111 ain't no IPA!

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Re: Just Thinking
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2011, 11:42:31 AM »
Am I the only one who's getting all green screen on youtube lately?
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Re: Just Thinking
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2011, 11:50:58 AM »
Well, I haven't checked with _everyone_, but it's OK for me!  ;)
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Re: Just Thinking
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2011, 11:57:43 AM »
Am I the only one who's getting all green screen on youtube lately?

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Re: Just Thinking
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2011, 12:01:58 PM »
Just like you can call a pig a poodle, but no one will know what you're talking about.

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Re: Just Thinking
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2011, 12:17:02 PM »
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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