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Old 09-19-2006, 03:09 AM   #1
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Default If necessity is the mother of invention...

Then idiocy is the mother of desperation.

Here's what I did.

I found the extract DME I was supposed to add to my Wort appoximately 72 hours after I pitched my yeast. This would explain the near absent activity (there still is positive pressure.)

We are now at hour 144. I've let it sit there in disgust.

It appears, however, to be uninfected to the naked eye.

I have more money than time.

Should I, in the interests of the ultimate RDWHAHB, boil the DME and add and perhaps repitch?

Toss?

Other?

BTW: I'm moving on with another batch to lessen the impact of this loss.

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Old 09-19-2006, 03:13 AM   #2
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Toss it. If money isn't really a problem--you are best in saying goodbye to that batch. It prolly won't taste right anyway.

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Old 09-19-2006, 03:20 AM   #3
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Use the DME in another batch.

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Old 09-19-2006, 03:39 AM   #4
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I would add the DME and hope for the best. However, if money is really not an issue, and time is, it may make sense to toss that batch.

I vote to add the DME, to be different if nothing else.

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Old 09-19-2006, 04:14 AM   #5
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Is this your Bass clone that you refer to in your sig? I've been wondering how that would turn out. I like Bass Ale. It's often the only decent beer available at some of the restaurants I go to.

You can't get your time back, but just how much money do you have tied up in this failed attempt? $6 or $7 for a liquid yeast? Some hops? You still have the DME, a fairly pricey component of the brew, so that's not a loss. If you put in the wort and the wort won't work, you'll be out more money. You'll be tempted to put in more yeast. More money.

Cut your losses. I say toss it and get a new batch going as quickly as you can. Aren't you getting thirsty?

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Old 09-19-2006, 11:45 AM   #6
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Aside from the obvious experimental value (eg-letting the rest of us know wether it works), I can see no reason to carry on with that particular batch.

Good luck!

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Old 09-19-2006, 01:24 PM   #7
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Toss it. Look at it this way- you now have some slightly overpriced DME and a valuable lesson learned!

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The REAL question of interest here is: how did you forget to add the malt?

Were you sipping a little too much while brewing?

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PS: I don't mean to bust yer ballz or anything, but that's pretty funny. (I forgot to add bittering hops once.)

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Hey, you know if you follow Charlie Papazian's brewing instructions, he has you drinking another home brew at just about every step of the brewing process. You should be well and truly blitzed by the time you finish a brew. It's worked out that way for me twice now. Reminds me of the old Julia Childs French Cooking series where she continually samples the wine...

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Simple boil it cool it and pitch it with a good amount of shaking(picture a paint mixer at homedepot( coll it and pitch a new vial or two of yeast

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