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Old 06-01-2009, 06:15 AM   #1
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So, I brewed up a peanut butter beer about a month ago and I'm getting ready to bottle pretty soon. I did 2.5 gallons and it's currently sitting in my 6 gallon glass carboy and I've noticed a 1/3 inch thick layer of oil sitting at the top. In case you're wondering, I went through the whole de-oiling process with a jar of all natural peanut butter for about 2 months. I don't have a long enough turkey baster to remove the oil and I'm not sure how else to do it. Clearly, oil is bad and I don't want it in my beer. What should I do?

 
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:17 AM   #2
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use pb2 dehydrated peanut butter next time...for now go get a syringe or something like that from cvs and use it to such up the oil. Odds are your going to have no head retention though
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:19 AM   #3
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Where can I get some pb2 dehydrated peanut butter?

 
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:21 AM   #4
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:35 PM   #5
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Since most of it is floating on top, why not carefully rack to another carboy to get it away. Your going to lose a bit of beer since you'll want to stop your siphon before the oil gets to the bottom.

 
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:09 PM   #6
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+1 for not worrying until you rack to a bottling bucket or such. Just be careful to not disturb the oil layer and it will stay where it is. Rack off the beer below it with a siphon as you usually would and all should be good.

 
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:28 PM   #7
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Then save that beer and make some awesome BBQ sauce with it!
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:49 PM   #8
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I agree, I'd rack under it to the bottling bucket, let it rest for ~ 10 minutes for any other oil to float to the top then bottle, mark the last few bottles to know not to give those away.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:50 PM   #9
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I clicked on this thread expecting something on the level of this.


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