Russian Imperial Stout

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  1. Aug 13, 2019 #101

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    Well obviously the yeast will lap up all that sugar to begin with but they'll hit a wall hard.
    I was flicking through the brewdog recipe archive and if your SG is to be believed theres nothing even close to that SG. I think the highest I saw was around 1.156 and FG of 1.030 using wyeast 1272.
     
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    Well, I can only go by what my hydrometer was telling me. Should I hit a wall... Is it worth getting some more yeast? Do it in stages?
     
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  4. Aug 13, 2019 #104

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    You'd need a very specific yeast that doesn't die as soon as it hits such a high alcohol content.
     
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    And is it okay to add yeast midway through the fermentation?
     
  6. Aug 13, 2019 #106

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    It's the only way you are going to get even close to a complete fermentation.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2019 #107

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    The lid on the FV is still swelling every few hours. Can I presume the yeast is still slowly doing its job?
     
  8. Aug 16, 2019 #108

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    Proper falling down water acheers.
     
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    Sorry, I don't get what you mean.
     
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    I'm guessing it has an alcohol level that makes you fall down after drinking.
     
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    That makes sense now lol.
     
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    Any updates on how this is going?
     
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    He fell over from the gravity sample acheers.
     
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    I'm still alive and so is the brew (just about). The gravity has gone down... Very slowly, but it's getting there.
     
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    What’s it at just now then
     
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    As of Saturday morning 1.090.
     
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    That's nearly 23%!! ashock1 What did the sample taste like?
     
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    I haven't tried it. I'm just leaving it, it's got another week or maybe 2, I haven't decided. I seriously doubt it's 23% as I'm not confident my OG reading was correct, even if that's what it said on the Hydrometer. I mean, a 23+% Impy surely can't be right.
     
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    That's impressive patience, I can never resist having a swig of the hydrometer sample :beer1:

    If you're not sure on the OG you'll have to resort to the "drink 3 pints and see what happens" approach to ABV estimation :laugh8:
     
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