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Old 11-23-2009, 04:22 PM   #1
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Ok, so I brewed a vanilla porter (partial mash). It is in the primary bubbling quite happily.

I later noticed however that I did not add in about 2 lbs of ME. (I feel quite mentally slow for doing such).

Is there a way that this can be added?

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Old 11-23-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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Dissolve into water, Heat to 150 for 15-20 minutes, cool and funnel into Fermenter.

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Old 11-23-2009, 04:36 PM   #3
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what an acceptable water to lb of ME ratio? I am seeing 1.5:1 qt./lb in "How To Brew".

wouldn't I need to get this to 212 to sterilize?

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Yeah get it boiling for about 10 minutes. Then cool it and cleanly get it into your fermenter.

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Dry or liquid? The former, just enough water to dissolve it. I'd start with a quart.

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Old 11-23-2009, 06:15 PM   #6
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it is liquid. I think that I will take a half gallon of the partially fermented wort and get the LME boiled, dissolved and re-entered into the primary. I would use water and add to the primary, but it is close to topped off already.

Any issues with that?

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Default smelling funky

is there any issue with re-boiling partially fermented mash to get in the malt extract? The smell is not as "pleasing" as the initial boil.

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Old 11-24-2009, 02:47 AM   #8
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is there any issue with re-boiling partially fermented mash to get in the malt extract? The smell is not as "pleasing" as the initial boil.
I wouldn't reboil beer- you'll boil off the alcohol, and the aroma/flavor hops. I don't usually boil extract, but if you feel that you must you can do it in as little bit of water as you can and then cool it and add it to the fermenter.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:55 AM   #9
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Yeah, you don't need to boil the extract. Just get a small amount of water up to a boil, take it off the head and dissolve the extract into it. It won't take much. Once it cools to room temp (I'd keep it covered and put it in a sink of cold water) pour it into the fermenter. The extract shouldn't have any bugs in it, because if it did it would already be foaming and fermenting and whatnot.

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well that was an experience... not a great one, but I think it should have worked.

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