Originally Posted by avm221
ok so i made a imperial stout all grain 22lbs of grain when i got all i needed to out of the mash ton i added 1lbs of smoked malt and a few other things it was about 4 more lbs and added 6 gals of water and was going for a session beer when i was doing the boil i added 2 lbs of DME and now i have a week over smoked porter 5% abv in secondary that smells like your in a campfire is there anything i can do to counter act this. i was hoping to have a light session beer to put into my keg but not sure if i want to drink this all the time.
1. Punctuation is your friend. And it's free to use.
2. I get worried about a brewer when I see things like, " i added 1lbs of smoked malt and a few other things". What other things? Did you write it down? Did you randomly pour a bag of grain in the mash? Details matter if you want people to analyze what happened. For best results, post your entire recipe.
3. You were making an Imperial stout with 26 total pounds of grain and DME, but your goal was a "light session beer"? What? Dude, I'd HIGHLY recommend reading a bit more about recipe formulation before brewing. If you're only at 5% ABV, I have to assume you were making a large batch... Again, we need your recipe, including your final volume. BTW, "session" and "imperial" are on the opposite sides of the brewing world... a beer can't be both.