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Switch23 06-27-2011 01:52 PM

Forgot Liquid extract
 
Help,

Got all done, added the yeast, fermantation started and then realized the bag of liquid malt extract was not added. What can be done?

unionrdr 06-27-2011 02:01 PM

I almost did that twice myself. Maybe nuke the LME for a couple minutes,then add it when it cools a little bit to the FV & stir gently.

lotusworker 06-27-2011 02:02 PM

I wouldn't add it now. It may be difficult to get it to dissolve and usually your adding it to a hot wort. Was there any other extract added? Maybe post your recipe.

Snicks 06-27-2011 02:03 PM

Don't worry, just add it to a pot with a bit of water and boil it for 10 minutes to sanitize, then cool it covered to room temperature. Dump it in the carboy.

NordeastBrewer77 06-27-2011 02:04 PM

I think you can add it now if you boil it first and cool it to your fermentor temp, but it'll change the beer for sure. Never had this happen, so it may be a bad idea, but people add fermentables during fermentation and it works. Good luck.

unionrdr 06-27-2011 02:08 PM

Since it was supposed to be in there to start with,it'll only change it to what it was intended to be. Or a reasonable faximily thereof.

jaycount 06-27-2011 03:27 PM

We need to know the ingredients list of what DID make it into the fermenter. If the LME/DME was your primary fermentable then you don't really want to go on without it, otherwise if this was a partial mash, you're just going to have a lower gravity beer...

ThePearsonFam 06-27-2011 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snicks (Post 3040182)
Don't worry, just add it to a pot with a bit of water and boil it for 10 minutes to sanitize, then cool it covered to room temperature. Dump it in the carboy.

Probably the best solution, but (see below)

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaycount (Post 3040440)
We need to know the ingredients list of what DID make it into the fermenter. If the LME/DME was your primary fermentable then you don't really want to go on without it, otherwise if this was a partial mash, you're just going to have a lower gravity beer...

it would help to have this information too.

Switch23 06-27-2011 10:04 PM

I`m brewing Belgian Dubbel which was Irish Moss, bittering hops, flavor hops, cane sugar Breiss Organics caramal and 1/4 lb of extra special malt. Forgot the 7.5 lbs of liquid malt extract.
thanks everyone

TomOliver 06-27-2011 10:07 PM

I mean, it's definitely worth a shot. You won't end up with much of a beer without at least trying to add it. I would boil it, cool it, and add it to the fermenter asap.


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