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Old 03-16-2010, 02:16 PM   #1
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Default First batch... Forgot the dry malt extract... Suggestions?

I was brewing an EPA beer with a buddy of mine and I forgot to put in the dry malt extract. We did not notice until we had it in the primary fermenter. It is bubbling like crazy. Is it worth continuing to let it ferment? or should I just start over?

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Old 03-16-2010, 02:32 PM   #2
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Boil the DME in a few cups of water (smallest amount you can) for 10 minutes, cool it to room temp, and add it to the primary.

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Old 03-16-2010, 02:47 PM   #3
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What do you mean you forgot it? You didn't add any of it?

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Old 03-16-2010, 02:49 PM   #4
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After I was done brewing and transfered the wort into the primary fermenter, I noticed that I still had the bag of DME sitting in the EPA kit box.

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Old 03-16-2010, 03:13 PM   #5
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What was the contents of the kit? And how much DME did you leave out? Was there another type of sugar added for fermentation? And, did you take a hydrometer reading before fermentation?

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This has the makings of a classic. What in the world is fermenting in there?

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Old 03-16-2010, 04:14 PM   #7
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I'm not sure if any of these questions matter. Just do what David Steel said.

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Old 03-16-2010, 04:25 PM   #8
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Boil the DME in a few cups of water (smallest amount you can) for 10 minutes, cool it to room temp, and add it to the primary.
+1 on this.

Must be the kit came with some LME also? I know when I first started I nearly added the priming sugar to the beer during the brewing process. Wasn't paying attention and had it in hand ready to cut open the bag and dump it it. Stuff happens, all part of the learning process.
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Boil the DME in a few cups of water (smallest amount you can) for 10 minutes, cool it to room temp, and add it to the primary.
Do this. The worst result is your beer is slightly hoppier than you were expecting due to the low gravity boil. Shouldn't be a huge difference, though.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:12 PM   #10
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Thank you for all of the responses. My kit basically included. Liquid malt extract, 3 hop varieties, dry malt extract, grains, and bottling sugars. I got it from midwest brewing supplies and I believe that it was called Summit Ave EPA(http://www.midwestsupplies.com/summi...ale-clone.html). I will boil, cool and pitch in the DME and post my success or failure back on here. Thanks

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