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Old 03-31-2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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I brewed a belgien white not long ago and realized when I took a hydro I was really low on my goal OG. I realized my mistake right away. The recipe called for only a 30 min boil and I still used 6 gallons of water. When I racked it to the secondary I took a second hydro and emptied the sample in a glass to taste. It was very thin for the lack of a better word and that doesn't tickle my fancy in the slightest bit. I have some malto dextrin but is it to late to use? I have never used it before and I'm not sure if I can use it at bottling or it should have been done at the boil. I have no idea how much to use either...

 
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:05 AM   #2
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Malto dextrin can be added at bottling.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:07 AM   #3
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nice so how much? 8oz? 4oz? im sure i depends on palate but what is average?

 
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:27 AM   #4
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4 to 8 ounces is about average. Please remember that uncarbonated, green beer will taste and feel very different when carbonated and aged.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:29 AM   #5
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that could contribute to seemingly watery beer?

 
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:31 AM   #6
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Yes, most folks comment on how their beer tastes watery before carbonation.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:46 AM   #7
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I can agree with that. Thanks for the help. I think im going to see how 4 oz does me. I have read that the stuff works pretty well, im not positive if I want to use the whole 8oz. Who knows I like thick beer.

 
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:56 AM   #8
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remember that high attenuation is a good thing in belgians, and carbonation will change how it is perceived. what was OG, and target/resulting FG?

 
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:02 PM   #9
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Depending on where you started, it may help or not.

 
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:06 PM   #10
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You said you boiled it longer? So you will have a higher OG than what was called for right?

Uncarbonated beer tastes watery. I made the same post you did about my first beer. It was definitely NOT watery after a month in the bottles. I'd leave your beer alone. Seriously.

 
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