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comment Can I make urwagwa?
Additionally, if you are going to ferment for only 24 hours, the only way you'll prevent bottle bombs is to get it very very warm - 80+. That's probably still not going to enough to finish it, unless there's going to be very little sugar in those bananas.
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comment Can I make urwagwa?
Sorghum is available in the US - it's mildly popular in the south. It's also gettable on Amazon.
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comment Too long in Primary Fermentation?
That's really an old brewers' tale at this point. Yeast quality improvement is likely the reason no one really worries about this anymore.
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comment Estery fruit flavors in my vanilla bourbon imperial porter
Assuming this is Denny's BVIP, he recommends drinking it young and not aging it. Even if I wanted to age it, I'm not sure I could. It's too good young.
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comment Estery fruit flavors in my vanilla bourbon imperial porter
One more tack on to my comments. Next time, drop the bourbon in when you package (keg/bottle/whatever). My experience is that makes a much better beer.
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comment Estery fruit flavors in my vanilla bourbon imperial porter
All that being said, it's not going a ton lower than 1.032 if memory serves. It's not a beer that finishes particularly dry. I'm seeing 1.019, but I don't think mine dried out that much.
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comment Estery fruit flavors in my vanilla bourbon imperial porter
Keith is spot on here. I've made that beer before (Denny's recipe is one of the best beers I've ever made), and I think I left it on primary for 3-4 weeks. It's a monster of a beer, and should be left alone for a good bit. The higher the gravity, the longer you should wait.
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answered How do I carbonate without yeast or a keg?
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comment Move to secondary?
Absolutely Husker Steve. No problem at all. Most folks will say that anything under 3-4 months on the original yeast cake is fine, and I've gone longer without any problems.
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comment What is a “blonde” beer, and how do you make it?
That is a very, very good recipe. I'll add that we've dry-hopped it too with nice results for those who like something a touch more... interesting.
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