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Old 08-22-2010, 06:06 AM   #1
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ok, So this is my second brew.
First one turned out great, no problem.

This time, I'm doing a stout. Extract recipe from Midwest Supplies.
Along with the kit, I'd ordered some other odds and ends for my NEXT brew.. that included a package of light DME.
So in my haste to brew the stout, the 1lb bag of DME went in with my 6lbs of Dark LME.

Obviously, that is a lot of fermentables. There were also some steeping grains that contributed a lot as well.

My OG was 1.052.

What considerations do i have now to get this to come out ok? Ferment longer? What I can I expect this accidental addition to do to the final product? More sweetness or just more alcohol?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-22-2010, 06:21 AM   #2
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I don't suppose I'm very qualified to answer, but since no one else seems to be helping out...it think it would only increase your sugar content slightly. Since you used so much dark LME compared to 1lb. of DME I don't think it would affect it much. If it was more dark DME than it would probably increase the roasted flavor of the other dark LME, but if it was lighter then it would probably just increase alcohol slightly by raising your OG.

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Old 08-22-2010, 06:25 AM   #3
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I would put your beer in a centrifuge. The only way you can save this beer is by spinning some of the sugar out of it. You can use your dryer if you don't have lab equipment, but do it ASAP.

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Old 08-22-2010, 06:26 AM   #4
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I think you're going to get a stronger beer that may taste a little different than expected, but I don't think it will actually hurt anything. Definitely do NOT dump it!

My $0.02...maybe some of the more experienced brewers can comment as well.

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Completely wrong carnevoodoo, centrifuging will precipitate out the alpha acids! This beer is ruined, you'll just have to drink the whole batch by yourself as punishment.

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Old 08-22-2010, 06:30 AM   #6
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another trick is to use sodium chloride.. regular table salt... to separate dark dme from light dme...

since you have a pound of light dme... use approx 200g of regular table salt...
they should separate out and you can siphon the top bit off(the light dme)

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Completely wrong carnevoodoo, centrifuging will precipitate out the alpha acids! This beer is ruined, you'll just have to drink the whole batch by yourself as punishment.
No, you're both wrong, the only thing he can do to save this batch is as follows:
1.) Leave it alone for 3-4 weeks
2.) Rack to secondary and bulk age for a few months(this is a stout )
3.) Prime & Bottle
4.) Mail bottles to my house and I will "Save" the them
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No, you're both wrong, the only thing he can do to save this batch is as follows:
1.) Leave it alone for 3-4 weeks
2.) Rack to secondary and bulk age for a few months(this is a stout )
3.) Prime & Bottle
4.) Mail bottles to my house and I will "Save" the them
Who taught you how to brew? It is too late for salt or centrifuge. You need to bury this beer in a hole EXACTLY 1.3 meters deep. If the soil has too much clay, the composition of the beer will be ruined, so looks for a good clean dirt space for this. Remove your airlock, and the dirt will act like a filter, precipitating out the extra DME. It is sort of the same principal as magnets, the dark dirt will attract the light DME.

This HAS to be done at night, though. Careful.
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****ing magnets!
how do they work!?

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Assclowns.

Clintron, your beer will be fine. You will end up with a bit higher ABV, that's all. The taste will change slightly, but not that a guy with only a few batches will notice.

relax, you made beer.

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