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scottmd06 02-20-2011 10:39 PM

Trying To Referment Bottled Beer
 
I have about 13 bottles left of an old English Brown that was too bitter for me. Id like to empty the bottles, add about a gallon of water and some more fermentables. How can I do this? Not sure if the existing yeast will take to the sugar, or if I should pitch a new yeast. Thanks!

theredben 02-21-2011 02:04 AM

It will be a lot easier to just leave them in a cool corner for 2-3 months. The bitterness will fade.

Corner_House 02-21-2011 02:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theredben (Post 2665330)
It will be a lot easier to just leave them in a cool corner for 2-3 months. The bitterness will fade.

^that

scottmd06 02-21-2011 03:16 AM

its been a year. Too many ibus for me.

Corner_House 02-21-2011 03:56 AM

then mail them to me

VegasBrew 02-21-2011 04:42 AM

If it has been a year I would doubt any yeast would have survived.

VB

scottmd06 02-21-2011 08:21 AM

So pitching fresh yeast would do the trick if I emptied the beer into a fermenter and let the carbonation go?

theredben 02-22-2011 12:23 AM

Yes it would.

Yooper 02-22-2011 01:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottmd06 (Post 2665859)
So pitching fresh yeast would do the trick if I emptied the beer into a fermenter and let the carbonation go?

Well, if you think that watering down the beer, oxiding it by pouring it into a fermenter, and adding fresh yeast and fermentables would improve it, it must be horrible beyond belief. I think you'll do far more harm than good, and still have a sucky beer.

Sometimes you just gotta cut your losses. Spending more money to save a beer that will end up being oxidized doesn't seem like a great idea to me. Just my thoughts!

350_Malibu 02-22-2011 01:04 AM

Pour them out and make a new batch?


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