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Old 06-10-2008, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default Salt in my beer - lots of it. Any hope?

Ok, without going into too much detail... I ended up with about 2 cups of salt in my primary bucket full of fermented pale ale!

The beer had been in there for 4 weeks (and fully fermented) before the salt was "accidentally" dumped in and covered again. Since then, it's been about another week and a half and hasn't been opened/moved since.

The beer smells great through the airlock! Any chance the salt may have settled so that I can rack right off of it? Or is it most likely a lost cause? Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 06-10-2008, 11:24 PM   #2
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take a sample and taste. I'm going with salty, but who knows?

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Old 06-10-2008, 11:26 PM   #3
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trying to make a gose beer?

Or did you mix up your sugar and salt? SWMBO made some terrible muffins one time doing that...

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Old 06-10-2008, 11:26 PM   #4
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Salt is water soluble. It doesn't settle.

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Old 06-10-2008, 11:30 PM   #5
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Taste before dumping, and always remember:

"don't dump it unless it tastes like satan's anus"

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It doesnt look good for your beer, reminds me of the time my friend was making gravy on thx giving and added powered sugar instead of flour to thicken it.

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Tasted it and it's salty. Aside from the salt it tastes great and is crystal clear! Damn!! Looks like I'm going to have to dump for the first time.

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Old 06-10-2008, 11:36 PM   #8
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Ok, without going into too much detail... I ended up with about 2 cups of salt in my primary bucket full of fermented pale ale!

The beer had been in there for 4 weeks (and fully fermented) before the salt was "accidentally" dumped in and covered again. Since then, it's been about another week and a half and hasn't been opened/moved since.

The beer smells great through the airlock! Any chance the salt may have settled so that I can rack right off of it? Or is it most likely a lost cause? Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
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Too salty to enjoy? Maybe throw a bunch of herbs or something in there and make something interesting.

You could always save it and use it to cook! Beer brats, chili, marinades, sauces, etc.

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Salt is water soluble. It doesn't settle.
Salt will settle and compact if you don't agitate it. Same as sugar. But I can't see beer with 2 cups of salt in it being drinkable.
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