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Old 05-29-2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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Howdy! Im new here but ive been browsing site for awhile now. Hoping you guy's can help me. Im brewing my 3rd batch ever and ran into a problem. Im doing a muntons nut brown ale that I got from my Lhbs and he suggested to use an amber DME instead of normal brew sugar..problem is when i get er all mixed up i find I should have added a full 1kg of it and i only added half that. So my starting grav is like 1.030 when it should be bout 1.040-1.045. Its only been in the primary for about 13 hours and is bubbling away nicely. But at that starting gravity its only gonna turn out about 2.66 alcohol right? So...when i get home today would it be ok to maybe dump bout 1 pound of honey in there to boost the gravity??

 
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:03 PM   #2
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Howdy! Im new here but ive been browsing site for awhile now. Hoping you guy's can help me. Im brewing my 3rd batch ever and ran into a problem. Im doing a muntons nut brown ale that I got from my Lhbs and he suggested to use an amber DME instead of normal brew sugar..problem is when i get er all mixed up i find I should have added a full 1kg of it and i only added half that. So my starting grav is like 1.030 when it should be bout 1.040-1.045. Its only been in the primary for about 13 hours and is bubbling away nicely. But at that starting gravity its only gonna turn out about 2.66 alcohol right? So...when i get home today would it be ok to maybe dump bout 1 pound of honey in there to boost the gravity??
Personally, I'd leave it alone and let it ride. You're gonna end up with a decent "lawnmower" session beer if you do. Chalk it up as a lesson learned and enjoy.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:30 PM   #3
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I agree, although a honey brown sounds kinda nice sometimes.

 
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:49 PM   #4
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+1 on leave it and enjoy what you made.
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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Thank's for the feedback guy's! didnt know if it would end up making bad brew or not..sounds like im just gonna let it do it's thing! appreciate it!

 
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:53 PM   #6
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Those who say “let it ride, make lawnmower beer” what is the reasoning? If I were in his shoes I’d be inclined to add honey and boost the gravity. Is there an in depth explanation or maybe some science behind this idea that lends credibility to your opinions?

 
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:06 PM   #7
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what is "lawnmower" beer

 
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:14 PM   #8
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what is "lawnmower" beer
A beer that's tasty, but has less alcohol so you can drink it while mowing the lawn without either dehydrating yourself or causing you to do something stoopid and cut your toes off with the mower.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:21 PM   #9
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Lawnmower Beer- Beer that a person can drink throughout a hot day while working in the yard that is low in alcohol content and as easy to drink as water that ultimately, doesn’t get you smashed.

 
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:32 PM   #10
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I like my way of putting it better.
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