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Old 03-27-2012, 03:24 AM   #1
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I brewed a hefe Sunday and got terrible result. It was ment to be 1.056 end up being 1.042. Beer smith says if I add 2.5 gallons of a 1.100 wort to 3.5 gallons of the 1.042 beer it will brong it up to about to 1.052. Is this a good idea cconsidering I already started fermentation?

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Old 03-27-2012, 03:40 AM   #2
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If you go that route you need to hop using the same schedule. 2.5 gallons is a lot of volume to make up for. I wouldn't do it though. I would just identify what went wrong with your process and redo it later.

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Old 03-27-2012, 03:40 AM   #3
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Where are you going to get the 1.100 wort, and what will it be made of? 1.042 is a respectable gravity for a hefe. Why not just let it ride?

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Old 03-27-2012, 03:45 AM   #4
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Enjoy the beer you have made. Troubleshoot your process- correct what went wrong for next time.

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Old 03-27-2012, 04:01 AM   #5
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Let it go for now and blend it with a high abv beer when you drink it .... that is if you don't like it as a lower abv beer all on its own ... good luck

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Old 03-27-2012, 12:45 PM   #6
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Alright guys I guess ill brew another one this weekend and get it right.

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Old 03-27-2012, 03:20 PM   #7
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I added to a pale ale that I made. It was a similar situation to yours and I just used about 1/2 gallon of water and a pound of dme. It really killed the hop character and gave the beer a homebrew taste. It could have just been that I knew it is in there so I thought I could taste it, but I won't do it again. You will still get a 4.x% beer out of yours which is still decent, and it should taste good!

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