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John A
10/26/07 03:23 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
Sounds good.
John A
10/31/07 05:06 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I just got my sugar so I'm shooting for Sunday to brew.

John

Scott R
10/31/07 05:11 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I received my sugar yesterday. I have a mild brewing now to make a yeast cake for the old ale. If the mild is done by Saturday, I'll be brewing Saturday or Sunday. If not, I'll put my old ale together next weekend.
Ryan
10/31/07 07:31 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I got my sugar today

will brew it next saturday.

ry

John A
11/06/07 06:00 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I brewed it today and I decided to add the amber syrup at knock out. I know we decided to add it at day two of primary but I may have to leave for a couple days so I had no choice. 1.088 OG 17-20 srm.

John

Scott R
11/07/07 10:02 AM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
Wow John, you got pretty good efficiency. I doubt the amber syrup at knockout vs day 2 is going to be a big deal. As long as we don't boil for 30' or anything, I think we'll get good flavor from the sugar.

I brewed mine last weekend. I was just shy of target at OG 1.078. (I should have boiled a bit longer.) Sugar was added on day 2. I split my batch and added the dark syrup to one and straight brown sugar to the other as a sort of control. That one will get some brett added next week when I put them in secondary.

I did notice that the dark syrup had more of a color contribution than the brown sugar...pretty much as expected.

Ryan
11/07/07 10:22 AM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
Hey guys

I'm lagging but planning to brew this on saturday. DO you have a target date for a swap? I imagine that with fermentation and some bottle conditioning it could still be awhile.

r

Scott R
11/07/07 11:50 AM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
We haven't discussed the timing of the swap as of yet. I'm thinking it is going to be a little while before we ship. I figured (roughly) 2 weeks primary and maybe 2 months between secondary and bottle conditioning. (1 month each or 6 weeks secondary, 2 weeks bottle)

I'm not sure how everyone else is packaging their stuff. I keg all of my beers. I haven't actually bottled a whole batch in a few years. (Although I could, if it were _really_ necessary.) So, for me, I don't need any time for bottle conditioning. I'll fill off of the keg...probably the same keg that I secondary in.

So, with Ryan brewing on Saturday, (not sure what Scott J's schedule is) we could allow for 2 weeks in primary and 8 weeks after that. 10 weeks would be somewhere around Monday 1/21/08.

What does everyone think about shipping on 1/21/08?

John A
11/07/07 03:24 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
Sorry, I posted the og of the maple smoked porter I brewed yesterday morning. The old ale og was 1.078. It is fermenting nicely at 68.

John

Scott Jackson
11/07/07 03:28 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I am traveling this week (Austin and San Diego) but I get back Monday and will brew some time next week. I should be aligned for shipping with y'all.
Ryan
11/10/07 12:12 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
So I normally adjust a recipe for the fact that I usually only get about 67% efficiency in my system. Today I brewed the olde ale but I decided to try vorlaufing longer and suddenly I'm over 75% efficiency so I'm afraid I may have overshot the OG by a bit...

:)

r

John A
11/12/07 06:28 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
Day 6 and i just checked my gravity. 1.016 so according to promash, that is 79% attenuation and about 8% abv. I'm going to rack it Friday.

Cheers

John

Scott R
11/13/07 10:37 AM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
Yup, mine was down to 1.015 after 4 days. I was quite surprised. I didn't think I'd see that kind of attenuation. I racked mine to secondary on Sunday.
Scott Jackson
11/13/07 05:13 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I still have not received my sugar yet. Am I the only one?
ryan
11/13/07 05:28 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
Hey Scott J

John, Scott R and I have all brewed so it looks like maybe you're the only one in our foursome that hasn't gotten sugar.

Perhaps you should send a note to steve?

Scott R
11/13/07 08:07 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I see, Scott, that you are slated to use the moist brown sugar. They sent me my first and second choice (as I think they did for everyone) for sugar so I ended up with a pound of moist brown in addition to the sugar I used. If you'd like, I can send you my package of moist brown. Just say the word.
Scott Jackson
11/15/07 12:01 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I heard from Brian. It seems Fed Ex destroyed the box and never bothered to tell him. He is shipping it out again. Hopefully I will get it and be able to brew the Old Ale next week. Maybe hops won't be $3 per once by then.
Scott Jackson
11/26/07 01:05 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I brewed the beer yesterday. OG a little high - 1.090 Boiled for 2 hours and got a lot of color. I brewed 10 gallons and split into 2 fermentors. For one I used my own invert amber sugar and the other I used the moist brown. Pictures will be forthcoming.
John A
12/08/07 09:16 AM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
Have we decided on how long we are going to leave it in the secondary?

John

Scott R
12/11/07 12:01 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
John,

I had mentioned shipping the beer out around 1/21/07. Other than that, things were pretty open. I plan on leaving mine in secondary until probably around the first of January. That will give enough time to condition before sending. Anyone else have more input?

Scott (R)

Scott Jackson
12/11/07 04:40 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I racked mine into secondary this past weekend. My gravity was higher than expected (1.030) but it tasted quite good. I may give it another week to see if it drops any and if not add a second yeast. I would like it to get down to 1.020. I should still be able to ship around 1/21/08.
Ryan
12/11/07 04:44 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
My gravity is still coming down...I'm around 1.025 I think. I'd like to let it keep going for a bit. I'll bottle and send them off at the same time. I'm going to send you guys the version I did with 100% Brett. lambicus.

John A
12/11/07 05:04 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I'll also bottle around the 1st.
Scott R
12/11/07 06:47 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
Mmmmm...Brett. lambicus. I split my 10 gallon batch and added some Brett. lambicus to secondary. Of course this won't be ready for the swap, but I'll try and send some out to you guys when it is finally done. Should be an interesting comparison. Brett. lambicus primary vs. secondary. Unfortunately, mine is WL, WY.
Ryan
01/02/08 07:50 AM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I bottled yesterday

FG 1.012

ready to go after carbonation.

John A
01/02/08 10:04 AM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I'm going to bottle this weekend.
Scott R
01/02/08 09:57 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I'm planning on bottling this weekend as well.
John A
01/08/08 03:29 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I finally got around to bottling it today.

John A
01/18/08 08:27 PM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I just tried a bottle and it is ready to go. I'm very happy with the way it turned out and the liquid amber sugar is a perfect fit for this style.. I need to ship in the next week or two so I'll need everyones contact info asap.

Cheers

John

John A
01/19/08 08:57 AM  
Re: Sugar Swap Ole Ale
I just remembered the swap info page Steve emailed to us so I'm all set on addresses.
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