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Offline DandyMason

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Re: Winter Afterburner
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2011, 10:30:33 AM »
Yeah I knew they mixed them up at one point, didnt realize they still consistently did it. But pretty cool I guess. Doesnt seem like they vary too much.

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Re: Winter Afterburner
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2011, 07:09:32 PM »
Pretty sure I HSA'ed the hell out of this... will re-run soon with a little more care. Tastes about right below the taste of oxidised melanoidins. Meh.
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Re: Winter Afterburner
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2011, 09:45:07 PM »
This looks delicious.  How are you keeping the FG so high?  Are you stopping fermentation early?  When I put this into BeerSmith, I get 1.091 for an OG, and 1.014 for FG.  That's a BIG beer.

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Re: Winter Afterburner
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2011, 01:48:35 PM »
It did finish at exactly (well, insofar as the hydrometer is concerned) 1.021 - the higher mash temp allows for this - more unfermentable (maltotriose/traose) sugars.

As for beersmith, my guess is that's a 5gallon batch for the OG - no idea where that FG comes from though, that would be 85% attenuation, which is pretty optimistic for most yeasts.
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Re: Winter Afterburner
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2011, 01:51:41 PM »
Stupid thing I did that ruined this batch - forgot to turn on the CFC flow, ran about half the batch through before I realised (I turn the thing on and walk off). The end of the CFC is set to drop the wort into the carboy to splash it for aeration, which is great if you have cold wort, but with the hot wort running it just HSA'ed the crap out of the beer.
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