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Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 2310
Registered: 10-2002
Posted From: 66.229.181.167
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 02:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Been on a roll lately with brewing after a long break. This past weekend my brew partner and I tried out his friggin big pot and made a split batch of a honey wheat with the same hop additions and grain bill as the famous B52 with the exception of pale 2-row subbed for 6-row.

I took home 5.5 gallons and pitched it on top a yeast cake of czech pils yeast once it got down to 50F and my buddy threw a big jar of chimay yeast that had a taste of malta goya that day just to get the party started. He pitched at 70F. It has been a long time since I did this recipe and even longer since I tried it as a lager. We can not wait to do a side by side...

Oh we hit all of our numbers so it was a good day.

Doug
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 12893
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.150.49.181
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 03:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hitting the numbers is almost always a good sign.

Cheers!
 

Josh Vogel
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Username: Loopie_beer

Post Number: 45
Registered: 02-2011
Posted From: 65.60.138.116
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2011 - 01:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hitting numbers is almost as pleasing as the taste of the great beer you make. Seems to give you even more of a sense of accomplishment.
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 2311
Registered: 10-2002
Posted From: 141.232.1.1
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2011 - 05:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This has been a very active fermentation as far as lagers go. It has filled my fridge up with an amazing aroma that is a mix of sweet and H2S (sulfur). I can not wait for this one to finish.

My buddy with the chimay yeast has been cleaning his airlock a couple of times a day because of all the sticky foam blowing up it.

Doug
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 2314
Registered: 10-2002
Posted From: 66.229.181.167
Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Update:
The Chimay yeast brought it down to 1.004 so we continue to hit our numbers. The czech pils yeast seems to be done but I will not check the gravity until Sunday or Monday.

Doug
 

ELK
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Username: Elkski

Post Number: 1922
Registered: 01-2003
Posted From: 174.52.8.210
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 09:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so 10 days and close hmmm.. I have 23 days till I need a keg of B-52 but most likely would use 1056.
I might just have to do it.
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 2316
Registered: 10-2002
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Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 - 01:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ELK,
23 days sounds great from boil to bottle (keg). The belgian yeast finished in 10 days even with some rather low fermentation temperature (to keep the blow off to a minimum). The lager yeast was done in 14 days (very fast for a lager) and got down to 1.007. Most like the lager verion better right now but the belgien version has a little alcohol burn that needs to mellow just a touch. I think a month in the back bedroom will mellow it nicely.

I say go for it, it is a real crowd pleaser.

Doug