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Old 10-08-2009, 03:51 AM   #1
jerryalan
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Good evening everyone! I brewed a Two Hearted clone tonight and realized at the end that I had forgotten to add two pounds of the DME (recipe calls for four pounds). I've already put the wort into the fermenter and topped off to five gallons but I haven't added yeast yet. Can I boil maybe two gallons of the beer and add the missing two pounds of DME? The reason I only want to boil two gallons instead of all five is so I don't ruin the hops flavor.

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Old 10-08-2009, 04:09 AM   #2
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I would just pitch the yeast the way it is. According to my beersmith it will only change the ABV by .65% for a 5gal batch. It won't be the beer you intended to brew but is should be just fine either way. It will affect the color by and bitterness as well.




 
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:41 AM   #3
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Yes you can but you don't need to boil two gallons. I would do it with a half gallon.

Doing this is not a problem at all. Especially since you haven't pitched yet. But even if you had you could do it witha half gallon of tap water and add that.

But you definitely want to get that DME in there. Without it the balance will be way off and you will have a much more bitter beer.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:23 AM   #4
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Kegged: Magic Dog #9, Kelly R. IPA, Red Blonde, Roter Hund Hefeweizen, Bud Killer Blonde, Red Dog Pale, Roter Hund Oktoberfest, Pumpkin Ale


Do you really have 8 beers on tap at the same time? Because I want you to convince my wife it's ok for me to have one or two if so.

 
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:28 AM   #5
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Are you crazy? No way. I only have 7 beers on tap at any given moment. No wait, I just bought all of the stuff yesterday for that eighth tap. This one a nitrogen driven stout faucet.

I do have 12 different beers kegged at the moment. I haven't updated the list in a couple weeks

This sucker can hold a lot of beer:



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