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Old 09-20-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Blend it with another beer right before drinking!

I brewed a Bigfoot clone a couple years back. It ended up at about 11-12% using S-05. After bottling it never carbed. It tastes delicious, except that it's not carbed. So I blend it with another brew on hand. In this case, I blended the cellar temperature Bigfoot clone with one of my cold "American" Bitters. Now it's nicely carbed. Is it the same beer? No. Is it delicous? Yes. Especially today, on a rainy day when I can kick back and watch some football.
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Haha, I do this when I'm curious how a beer's gonna taste when it's carbed, or what it would taste like with more bitterness.

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Blend it with another beer right before drinking!

I brewed a Bigfoot clone a couple years back. It ended up at about 11-12% using S-05. After bottling it never carbed. It tastes delicious, except that it's not carbed. So I blend it with another brew on hand. In this case, I blended the cellar temperature Bigfoot clone with one of my cold "American" Bitters. Now it's nicely carbed. Is it the same beer? No. Is it delicous? Yes. Especially today, on a rainy day when I can kick back and watch some football.
I have been known to mix Bigfoot Barleywine and Budweiser (I know, but I read about it in a beer magazine and had to try it). Anyway, it's good! I call it "Budfoot." A side benefit is that it makes your 6-pack of Bigfoot last twice as long and I'm not kidding when I say it tastes great.
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