About a month ago I brewed up an extract kit for a double IPA. Long story short I allowed the initial two days to ferment WAY too hot, and it in turn become a banana bomb. Needless to say, I considered it a lost cause, thus open to every possible experiment I would like to try, and experiment I did.
Well, I thought that my OG of 1.074 was entirely too low, so I decided to jack it up a tad by dropping in an additional pound of corn sugar, so I boiled up a pound in a cup of water, cooled it, and pitched it in gently. I figured that if the yeast got active again they would clear up some of the off flavors that the high fermentation temps produced. I think it worked.
I busted open the fermenter today to check the FG, and it was nice and low, sitting at about 1.014. The sample I tried looked good, and smelled less like banana, but more like a nice mellow Belgian Tripel. What surprised me most is that it tastes almost exactly like Green Flash Le' Freak, which is a new experimental IPA/Belgian Tripel hybrid they have put out. And, it was strong. Very strong. Deliciously strong. I am as so far quite pleased, but I will find out in a month or so after I secondary it for a few weeks than carbonate it.
Sometimes fortune smiles on the foolish!
The FG was 1.074, not 1.74. That would be something to behold, for sure!