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  • Posted in thread: Back Sweetening on 09-22-2015 at 02:13 AM
    I tried one last night after one week of bottle conditioning. I think that it had the effect I
    was looking for, it certainly didn't hurt the final product. I could've used more..maybe..? The
    outcome w...

  • Posted in thread: Back Sweetening on 09-14-2015 at 06:47 PM
    Unless you want your beer to taste 'diet', I wouldn't use any of those fake sugars. I used
    stevia to back sweeten a cider and it tastes diet - and I don't like diet.As always, YM (and
    tastes) MV.I did...

  • Posted in thread: Back Sweetening on 09-14-2015 at 04:15 PM
    I bottled yesterday using amber DME for priming sugar. Sample taste did seem to reflect some of
    what I was after. I think I could've even used more Carmel malt but we will see how it
    finishes..

  • Posted in thread: smaller batch, 3.5 gallon bucket suggestions on 09-09-2015 at 04:39 AM
    I had some fun last winter by doing a 3-3.5 gal batch in a 5 gal fermenter. Started off with a
    BB Imperial Blonde Ale kit & added:12 oz honey1# Amber DME1# 2 row pale malt1# Special roast
    malt1oz each...

  • Posted in thread: Back Sweetening on 09-09-2015 at 04:23 AM
    Well, I did it. Steeped 1# each of Briess crystal 20L & 60L (finely milled) in 3 quarts of
    water @150 for 30 min. in muslin grain bag. I sat the grains (in bag) in a colander atop the
    kettle & Sparged...

  • Posted in thread: Back Sweetening on 09-08-2015 at 12:25 AM
    After doing some research, I'm going to try Munich (60L) steeped.Well, from what Briess says
    about their munich it sounded like what I was after. After more research I'm leaning toward
    plain crystal 6...

  • Posted in thread: Back Sweetening on 09-07-2015 at 11:14 PM
    You could try adding a nonfermentable sugar like xylitol or even stevia. The cider folks do it
    often, so check out that part of the forum. And I would do it to taste, so you don't overdo
    it.I've seen ...

  • Posted in thread: Back Sweetening on 09-07-2015 at 09:36 PM
    After doing some research, I'm going to try Munich (60L) steeped.

  • Posted in thread: Back Sweetening on 09-07-2015 at 06:24 PM
    It will ferment dry, most probably. Your plan my work with less fermentables, steep speciality
    malts rather.Thanks, I'll look into that! I did use crystal malt but dried the beer out just a
    tad higher...

  • Posted in thread: Back Sweetening on 09-07-2015 at 05:35 PM
    Hello,I have an IPA that has finished too dry. I have an idea that doesn't seem to have been
    part of a prior discussion.Has anyone ever tried boiling 1-2# of Amber DME in a small volume of
    water & add...

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