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Old 05-04-2013, 04:34 AM   #1
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I made a beer that is way to strong . Does any i deas what to do with it? I have 5 gallons of it in a corny keg . It is way to bitter and alcoholic , somewhere in the 150 ibus and 9.5%abv . I was thinking of mixing it with some upcoming beers . Idk all ideas and sugestions would be appreciated .

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Old 05-04-2013, 04:40 AM   #2
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What's the grain/hop bill? How old is the brew? Time may mellow it out some.

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Old 05-04-2013, 04:55 AM   #3
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150 ibus? how? lol. thats crazysauce. Anyways If you can spare the keg let it sit at room temp (65-70 deg). for a few years then give it a shot. The alcohol will mellow, and the bitterness will subside a bit. You could always bottle it, throw it in your basement and forget about it too.

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Old 05-04-2013, 05:17 AM   #4
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6oz hops threw 90 min boil
90 min centennial
75 cent
60 cent
45 cent
30 cent
15 cent

4oz carafa 2
4oz chocolate malt
1lb caramel/crystal-150l
1.5lb honey
14lbs palemalt 2 row
.25lb dme light

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Old 05-04-2013, 05:18 AM   #5
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somewhere else i heard to water it down?

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Old 05-04-2013, 05:20 AM   #6
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I'd say just leave it alone in a cool, dark place for a good year or two. I certainly wouldn't water it down. Just let it age, mellow, and merge. It'll probably bittertasty.

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Old 05-04-2013, 05:43 AM   #7
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a year or two?

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is that ok to do? Doesn't beer go bad?

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Old 05-04-2013, 06:02 AM   #9
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with a 9.5 abv and all those hops you just made an american barley wine, and you could easily age it at least 6 months. after that time, the hops will fade and marry, and the alcohol should smooth, though it will probably always be a "sipperwarmer". Nothing wrong with that, but it also might be more appropriate in bottles.

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can i use a counter pressure bottle filler? instead of using yeast and sugar?

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