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Old 06-03-2011, 04:05 AM   #1
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Default Homebrew Experiment (Burning alcohol out)

So I have an amber ale that i made for the 3rd time. It's been a month now in the fermenter so I desided I would take half of the batch and burn the alcohol out of it. Beer was put into the oven for 30 minutes at a 180F. Stirred 3 times during this. Befor I did all this, I had left out a sample of the brew with the alcohol so I could have a side by side comparison. What a difference! The beer without alcohol tasted so much better then the one with! I force carbed the 2 and half gallons and is now sitting in the fridge. I'll return with the results in a couple days.

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Old 06-03-2011, 04:26 AM   #2
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sweet cant wait to see how this turns out

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Old 06-03-2011, 09:58 AM   #3
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Big discussion on this here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/de-alcoholizing-beer-belgian-wit-248403/

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Old 06-04-2011, 02:18 AM   #4
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Experiment in progress, still good head retention,strong flavor of the hops still, this beer had 30 IBU's. Strong aroma of the hops. On my 2nd pint, currently not feeling any effects of alcohol, but who's to know if I burnt it all out. Kinda wish I had a breathalyzer to truely test the theory. Cheers everyone!

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Old 06-04-2011, 02:23 AM   #5
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Wouldn't the gravity go up if the alcool is gone? I know alcohol has a lower gravity than water...

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Old 06-04-2011, 02:35 AM   #6
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hmm, good point. Can't take a reading now since its carbed I imagine. I'll have to try that next time.

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Old 06-04-2011, 04:31 PM   #7
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Experiment was a.....failure! I had 6 pints and definately felt intoxicated. So now im thinking im going to take the rest of that batch and try again. Instead of 30 minutes in the oven, i'll try an hour. I'll return with the results.

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Old 06-05-2011, 02:42 AM   #8
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you might just be pasteurizing the beer. I believe that is the process to pasteurize.

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Old 06-05-2011, 02:57 AM   #9
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Quite the experiment! Keep it up, interested to see how long you can bake this beer.

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Old 06-05-2011, 03:05 AM   #10
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Keep taking the temp of the "beer" in the oven. It should stabilize at about 173 F. Once it starts going above that, all the ethanol should be out of it.

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