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Old 09-15-2012, 05:05 AM   #1
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Default All my beers are too thick & rich

Should I just add more water??? I have been using standard recipes but dang! This is thick sweet and rich beer.... if I want to lighten it up a bit I guess I just need more water?

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Old 09-15-2012, 05:07 AM   #2
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whats your method of brewing? I think a little more info on the process would give you some answers you're looking for

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Old 09-15-2012, 05:09 AM   #3
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You could let it ferment longer in a secondary to cut down on sweetness if this is a high gravity beer. What was the OG? Did you add anything like maltodextrin or flaked barley to add body?

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Old 09-15-2012, 05:26 AM   #4
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Assuming youre doing extract recipes...are you using mostly LME or DME? I've found that LME can sometimes cause the thick and syrupy sweetness if its not added correctly to the boil

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Are you making sure you're using enough water as the beer requires?

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Give us one of your recipes and we can determine the cause of the thickness and richness. It could be that you are just not used to drinking brews that are like that.

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Old 09-15-2012, 02:09 PM   #7
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Is this (from your earlier post) the recipe you used ?


Hey all... I have
2.2 lbs of Premier Malt (unhopped)
1 lb of dried breiss amber malt
1 lb of dextrose
1oz UK kent golding hops


If it is and you made 2.5 gallons it's going to make a malty sweet, low IBU beer.

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Is this (from your earlier post) the recipe you used ?


Hey all... I have
2.2 lbs of Premier Malt (unhopped)
1 lb of dried breiss amber malt
1 lb of dextrose
1oz UK kent golding hops


If it is and you made 2.5 gallons it's going to make a malty sweet, low IBU beer.

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That recipe sounds like a complete mess.
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That recipe sounds like a complete mess.
It looks like its somewhere between an APA and an IPA. What yeast? What time is the hop addition? How big is the batch?
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