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Old 12-06-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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Hey everyone.

So I bought a bunch of .5 and 1.0lb packages of specialty grains for a host of brews coming up. Well I just brewed a sierra nevada pale ale clone that is bubbling away in primary to keg and bring home to my dad since he is just getting into craft brews and this is his current favorite.

After grabbing my .5lb of C60 and crushing all my grain, doing the mash, blah blah. I realize this beer is WAY to dark for SN PA. But I figure might as well keep going. After I get done, I go back through my inventory. There I discover a .5lb bag of C60 and I am missing a 1lb bag of C60...well...1.052 beer with 1 lb of C60 and mashed at 154? They say everyone likes sweets for the holidays right? lol.
*sigh* perhaps it wont be TOO bad. I could always add sugar...

Yet one more story to add to the list of "label your bags...now"

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Old 12-06-2010, 09:12 PM   #2
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No worries man. 10% crystal will not make it bad, just a little sweet. You might like it better.

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Old 12-06-2010, 11:09 PM   #3
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Definitely not the end of the world.

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Old 12-06-2010, 11:14 PM   #4
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Just made the some mistake. End of the year brew, and ended up mixing left over grain. and used 1.5lb crystal 15l. to a 13lb. grain bill. Currently in primary, fermenting away. Is there any way to balance this beer out, or is it to late?

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Old 12-06-2010, 11:15 PM   #5
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Not a huge mistake at all - call it amber and claim you meant to do that.

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I did the exact same thing on probably the same recipe. Except for the color, it was fine. I mashed it 2* cooler than normal.

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It's gonna be delicious, quit worrying about it RIGHT NOW. I'll be able to tell if you don't.



edit: this goes for you too, Mapleroots.

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Not a huge mistake at all - call it amber and claim you meant to do that.
Exactly. It will just be a different style. Not worth 1 second of worry.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:29 AM   #9
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You should dry hop this. I recently made a beer that was too sweet after I kegged it. I took 1 oz. of Chinook 12.4% and put it in a hop bag...tossed it in. A week later it was so good that I'll probably make it again. You could also try boiling some hops with some water for a bit and adding that while still in the primary, so that you avoid oxidation issues. Or, you could just wait it out and see what you get as is.

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Call it a Robust Porter or a Texas Brown.

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