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Old 10-24-2009, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default Emergency! Forgot late malt addition! Can it be saved?

Hey all,

Crazy day. In the middle of brewing, the neighbors decided to come over with kids. I got distracted and forgot a late malt addition. I was supposed to add 9 lbs. of extract at 15 minutes.

I've already pitched the yeast and stoppered the carboy. Is there anything I can do?

FWIW, it is a Northern Brewer IPA extract kit. There are a lot of hops in there. There was an early addition of ~3lbs of extract, but right now I'm looking at a very light, very hoppy beer.

Anything I can do?

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Old 10-24-2009, 10:32 PM   #2
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I guess I would heat it to a boil, take it off the heat, add the malt and boil for maybe 15 minutes. Three pounds is not nearly enough!

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I'll have to re-pitch yeast, right?

LHBS is closed Sunday and Monday -- no yeast for me until Tuesday.

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Oh yeah. If you alaready pitched the yeast, boiling will kill it.

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I can't imagine what only three pounds of extract and lots of hops would make. Anybody else ?

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Boil the extract in a small amount of water. As little water as you can get it to dissolve in. Boil just until dissolved, chill and add to the fermenter.

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Boil the extract in a small amount of water. As little water as you can get it to dissolve in. Boil just until dissolved, chill and add to the fermenter.
I'm just a rookie but thats what I would do.
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Thanks cat... that is better.

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I didn't know he had already added the yeast...

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At this point, I would just add the extract to the wort in the fermenter. then:
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EDIT: Make sure the extract container is as clean as possible before you open it.

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