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Old 08-22-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I made some beer last night for the first time in a year. I am making an apricot german heffe and added the powdered DME, 3 pounds of appricots, etc following all the instructions (or so i thought) and forgot the liquid DME till i was all done and already cooled the wort. So i decided to boil the liquid DME (from a can) in some water. Well i ran out of time and though i didnt boil the liquid DME for very long i decided to add it into the wort. Does the coopers brand of liquid DME in a can really need to be boiled to kill bacteria and/or did i ruin my brew by not boiling the DME for a long enough time? Any ideas/suggestions etc are appreciated.

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Old 08-22-2007, 09:11 PM   #2
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How long did you boil it for?

If you brought it to any level of a true boil, I think you'll be alright. Just like anything around here though...what's done is done.

Proceed as originally planned and I'd imagine you'll end up with some great (even though I don't care for apricots) beer.

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Old 08-22-2007, 09:13 PM   #3
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i was kinda drunk.... maybe had a small boil for 5 - 10 minutes.

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Old 08-22-2007, 09:39 PM   #4
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I believe you'll be fine

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Old 08-22-2007, 10:31 PM   #5
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Yeah...RDWHAHB!!!

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Old 08-22-2007, 10:36 PM   #6
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Default Might be a good thing!

I saw a number of posts here today mentioning that adding your LME at the end of the boil might reduce off flavors. Check out page 2 of the "All taste the same" thread (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=35886 ).

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Old 08-22-2007, 10:39 PM   #7
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It is finished. You will drink it. As has been said already, RDWHAHB

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