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Old 04-09-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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So apparently i ordered the wrong amount of base grain. I just discovered as i was mashing in that i'm 2 lbs. short on my english 2 row.

I'm making an Ordinary Bitter, and I have 6lbs of Marris Otter instead of 8. The other grain amounts were correct. Only 8oz. of 120L Crystal and 4oz. of Special Roast.

I figure i've got 2 options. I can either make less beer or make up the gravity with some Light DME that i've got.

What would you do? I've got an hour to make up my mind. lol

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Old 04-09-2011, 06:32 PM   #2
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Use the DME. That's a large proportion of your grain bill to go missing, and it doesn't look like a very big batch from the start.

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Old 04-09-2011, 06:36 PM   #3
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Use the DME. That's a large proportion of your grain bill to go missing, and it doesn't look like a very big batch from the start.
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:37 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! That's kind of what i was thinking.
I think i was looking at the extract version of the recipe when i made my order.

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Depends on how okay you are with a quarter less beer as a result of your efforts.

But throwing in a pound or so of DME to make up the difference isn't going to affect the beer too badly. With some brands you might not notice any difference at all.

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Old 04-09-2011, 07:17 PM   #6
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Use the DME.

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Old 04-09-2011, 07:27 PM   #7
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:10 AM   #9
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I know it's a day later, but could he have just gone ahead with it and it would have been a smaller beer like a 60/70/80 Shilling Scottish Ale is pretty much the same ingredients with differing base grain amounts?

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