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Old 02-17-2010, 01:11 PM   #21
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Thanks for the update! It sounds like maybe some of the old malt has become unfermentable. I'm impressed your FG got as low as it did. How long in the primary?

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Old 02-17-2010, 01:38 PM   #22
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its been in primary since the 30th

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Old 02-17-2010, 03:03 PM   #23
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Maybe try some amylase enzyme if you can get your hands on it easily.

If you just want to boost the alcohol you could always add some corn sugar (1LB or less).

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Old 02-17-2010, 03:07 PM   #24
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Maybe try some amylase enzyme if you can get your hands on it easily.

If you just want to boost the alcohol you could always add some corn sugar (1LB or less).
A few drops of Beano oughta do it.
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:37 PM   #25
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Old malt isnt unfermentable but it will make the final product taste off, soapy if you will.

Works just fine for starters

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Old 02-17-2010, 03:40 PM   #26
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You could also try raising the temp a bit, if it's low at all.

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Old 02-17-2010, 05:33 PM   #27
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hmm, If I were to use beano, could I use the tablets instead of the drops? it looks like the drops cost about as much as another batch of beer. Is there stuff that shouldnt be in the beer in the tablets?

How much could I raise the temp? its at 67 right now with some apfelwein going next to it. I could pull the apfelwein out and throw it in the closet as its about done with its stinky phase

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Old 03-09-2010, 03:56 AM   #28
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UPDATE: Well, I went ahead and bottled it a week and a half ago anyway

Its just starting to get carbonated and its actually delicious! Probably my best beer yet (only out of 5 or something though). Nice and thick, black as motor oil, lots of body with an aroma of brown sugar, a hint of chocolate. Finishes like a bowl of oatmeal :-)

I cant wait until its fully carbonated

This was defiantly worth the effort

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Old 03-09-2010, 04:29 AM   #29
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Good work! All worth the worry.

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Old 03-09-2010, 11:43 AM   #30
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Everyone loves a success story!

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