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Old 09-28-2012, 04:31 AM   #1471
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I don't think that it has been discussed, but I have not ready every single page of this thread, albeit close. So. I made one of my first 'serious' mistakes with this brew. It is worth mentioning that this was my first BIAB batch, as well. So, I did not account for what the grains would soak OR boil-off. Obviously, I was left with a much smaller batch of beer than anticipated.

Here is the my real point/query:

Would you water it down (read: dilute it) until it reached the intended FG and consistency or would you try and serve it as some sort of freak "imperial" (lol) merikan yellow beer? Keep in mind I am serving to a bunch of barely adventurous (not that I'm knocking it) beer drinkers. They are BMC, all the way.

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Old 09-28-2012, 03:38 PM   #1472
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I don't think that it has been discussed, but I have not ready every single page of this thread, albeit close. So. I made one of my first 'serious' mistakes with this brew. It is worth mentioning that this was my first BIAB batch, as well. So, I did not account for what the grains would soak OR boil-off. Obviously, I was left with a much smaller batch of beer than anticipated.

Here is the my real point/query:

Would you water it down (read: dilute it) until it reached the intended FG and consistency or would you try and serve it as some sort of freak "imperial" (lol) merikan yellow beer? Keep in mind I am serving to a bunch of barely adventurous (not that I'm knocking it) beer drinkers. They are BMC, all the way.

Help.

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How far off? (What was your post-boil specific gravity?)
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:33 PM   #1473
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How far off? (What was your post-boil specific gravity?)
About 3 gallons...pretty damn far off, lol.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:41 PM   #1474
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Brewing this right now for a party we are having at the end of October and reading comprehension is difficult for me. I mashed for 60 instead of 90. Whoops....

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Old 09-29-2012, 03:53 PM   #1475
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Brewing this right now for a party we are having at the end of October and reading comprehension is difficult for me. I mashed for 60 instead of 90. Whoops....
This won't be a problem. There are home brewers that will set the mash up the night before and let it mash overnight in order to brew the next day. You just want to be carefull that the temp of the mash did not drop too much.

I think your beer will be just fine.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:27 AM   #1476
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So, I am seven days in and it tastes like rice, is that normal? This is so far outside what I normally brew I have no reference for the flavor of the wort. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-01-2012, 12:44 PM   #1477
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I don't remember mine tasting like rice, but I didn't try it until I was racking it to a keg. Of the 3 beers that I brewed that were similar to this, I liked this one the best, though my friends liked Yoopers fizzy yellow beer better. Give it time, the off tastes should subside a bit. It could be that there was a lot of stuff still in suspension from the fermentation.

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:56 PM   #1478
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So, I am seven days in and it tastes like rice, is that normal? This is so far outside what I normally brew I have no reference for the flavor of the wort. Thanks in advance.
You still have very green beer! Give it time. I have my 3rd 11 gallon batch of Cream of Three Crops in bottles as you read this! I notice that it has a fruity taste for the first week or 2 after bottling but then becomes much crisper and more "BMC" like after 3-4 weeks. The flavor will also lighten up even further if you condition your bottles in the fridge for at least 7 days before drinking.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:25 PM   #1479
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You still have very green beer! Give it time. I have my 3rd 11 gallon batch of Cream of Three Crops in bottles as you read this! I notice that it has a fruity taste for the first week or 2 after bottling but then becomes much crisper and more "BMC" like after 3-4 weeks. The flavor will also lighten up even further if you condition your bottles in the fridge for at least 7 days before drinking.
Exactly what I have noticed as well
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:46 PM   #1480
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That is very encouraging! I wasn't very happy after a week in the keg crazy fruity finish...hopefully it will be ready for Sunday's game.

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