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Old 07-23-2010, 02:50 AM   #11
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+1 on Hop Tea
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:04 AM   #12
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if it finished too sweet, is it possible you underpitched? If not, I'll jump on the hop tea bandwagon.

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Old 07-23-2010, 12:59 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
I would not worry about it, you are adding more wort and yeast they will use up any oxygen let in , this is done in many styles of beer, lots of belgium beers add candy sugar after the bulk fermetaion is over to start a secondry one, an most fruit beers and lambics add the fruit or more wort after the first fermentation has stoped , and this is true for barly wine and meads and other higravity brews

have you ever tasted a beer that was homebrew and thought yuck oxidation or are you just repeating what you heard
WTF did I write? Damn I was tired yesterday. I have had oxidized homebrew, but that was from a really stupid siphoning mishap..

I guess I was thinking that adding oxygenated wort to finished beer would cause problems, but that's just silly isn't it?

I still stand behind my blending suggestion though. Much easier to get it exactly as you want...

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Old 07-23-2010, 02:29 PM   #14
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Here's some non-hop based alternatives:
1) Get some Cocoa Nibs and "dry nib" your stout in secondary. Cocoa Nibs add bitterness and have a nice chocolate flavor that is great in a stout.
2) Make a cold extract of freshly ground coffee beans and add that to the secondary. The bitterness of the coffee will counteract the sweetness of the malt.

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Old 07-23-2010, 03:55 PM   #15
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I third or fourth the hop tea. Another idea is to through a couple habaneros in there (deseed them) for about three days. You won't get a spicy taste, but the slight habanero flavor might mix well with the sweetness.

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