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Old 06-09-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
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Default Best way to dry out a beer thats already in the keg?

I made a St Bernardus ABT 12 clone, following the recipe in the 250 Clones mag.

I let it sit for about 4 months, so I just figured it was done, I kegged it without taking a gravity reading (dumb I know).

However, I think the yeast I got was too old, and the beer ended up way too sweet.

Is there anything I can do now to dry it out?

I was thing about racking it from the keg (it is already very carbonated, will that even work?) back to a carboy. Letting it warm up, letting all the Co2 evaporate out, and then adding some beano? Maybe adding pitching some new yeast from a big starter at high krausen? Which yeast should I pitch? Any other ideas?

I brewed this beer back in December, so I kinda want to save it. But right now every pint i pour goes down the drain.

I spose I could brew another batch to blend it with, but it is REALLY sweet, not even sure if that would work...

Thanks for ideas.

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Old 06-09-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
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I haven't done it yet, but if your up for some funkiness, you could pitch Brett and let it sit for a bit. I think you'd need to periodically purge the air or rig an airlock.

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Old 06-09-2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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How long has it been connected to the line pressure? Why don't you just warm up the keg and then add yeast? You can always just burp it a couple times per day if it is already high pressure.

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