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Old 12-19-2010, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default Rescuing a bad beer by making a braggot?

Good evening folks. I just had my first swig of a Scottish 60/- that I thought was going to be under-hopped and just plain nasty. And yes my worst fears came true.


So can I rescue 5 gallons of under-hopped (read non-existent IBU's) beer that has already been through the primary and two weeks of keg conditioning?

The thought I had was that I should be able to re-introduce it as an aged wort into two or three gallons of mead must - and then instead of adding hops create a semi gruit with the whole thing. Perhaps some heather, sweet gale etc.

What do the wise folks on the forum think?

Many thanks in advance ....

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Old 12-20-2010, 12:29 AM   #2
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I worry about the whole "Throw good money after bad" thing....

I suppose you could mix a bit of it with some mead and see how it tastes.... If it's still nasty - it's still nasty....

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Old 12-20-2010, 12:44 AM   #3
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If it is kegged, go to Hoptech's website and they sell a hop bittering extract. Mix it in and taste.

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