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Old 02-11-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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I brewed yesterday and realized half way through that I had used twice as much specialty grains as I should have. But I finished the process, put it in the carboy, and pitched the yeast anyway. I figured I'd let it ride and see how it comes out.

After sleeping on it, I was thinking maybe I should try to fix it. It was a 3 gallon batch. I was thinking about brewing 1.5 gallons of base malt (and hop it equivalently to the first batch) and splitting the original batch, mixed with the new base malt batch, over two carboys? Seems doable? But I was more concerned about the fact that the first batch will already have a days worth of fermentation under it's belt. Is really disturbing it at this point a good idea? I'm assuming I'd have to pitch new yeast in both (split a vial between the two).

Any thoughts would be appreciated! thanks.

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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I would just leave it and see what happens. You'll make beer.

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:18 PM   #3
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Same here. I'd leave it.

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Can we get the recipe? What specialty malt did you double?

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I say let it ride.

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Can we get the recipe? What specialty malt did you double?
That would make sense!

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/blac...xtract-387553/

I didn't get any feedback there. The black malt % is was really high. I knew it should be about 5% max in order to curb the bitterness but still get good color....Foolishness had me brew it anyway! (I could have used some input from that original post)

thanks for the input so far.
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That is a lot of Black malt for a 2.5G batch. I like the idea of making another batch and blending it. If you want it to come close to your original recipe, that might work.

or you could leave it be. You will have beer. Probably a really dark, roasty beer. If you don't like it, just brew another batch and blend after the fact.

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Thanks again for the feedback. I'm new and learning.

I hadn't thought of blending after the fact! Ok, I'll let it ride, taste, & learn.

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