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Old 09-27-2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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I totally hosed a batch of GF homebrew and was hoping to find a way to save it ...
Long story short ... the batch called for 8 oz of syrup and 8 oz of molasses, I was short the syrup so used 16 oz of molasses. Baaaaaaaad idea - the stuff is basically undrinkable.
What I was wondering was .... if I dupe the batch *EXCEPT* using 16 oz of syrup and no molasses and then mix the result with the botched batch .... should that result in the flavor I was working for to begin with? Or will I have just wasted 2 batches instead of one?
I really hate trashing 40+ bottles if I can save them .....


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Old 09-27-2010, 07:03 PM   #2
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Stash it somewhere cool and revisit it in a year. I used black strap molasses in a batch that called for light and that's about how long it took to mellow.


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Are you positive? This stuff tastes like drinking straight molasses. I used 16 oz on a 6 gallon batch.
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What size was the batch, a full 5 gallons? I was planning to up the blackstrap molasses in my brown ale to 16 oz but now I might bump that down to 12...
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It was a 6 gallon batch .... but the smell and taste is like drinking the molasses straight ....
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Stash it somewhere cool and revisit it in a year. I used black strap molasses in a batch that called for light and that's about how long it took to mellow.
+1. Age heals...most things having to do with alcohol. Might be the best beer you've ever had.

16oz isn't that out of line, I think the beer will taste fine in a year or two.
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Hmm, well I guess I'll need to revisit my recipe. So, it tastes this way now? How long has it been bottled?
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Hmm, well I guess I'll need to revisit my recipe. So, it tastes this way now? How long has it been bottled?
Don't be afraid. Up the ABV a bit and go to town with your molasses if you like the flavor. Make into a nice, aged beast of a beer and I think you will be well rewarded.
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Also, I just wanted to say that mixing a bottled batch of beer is damn near impossible without screwing it up. Unless somehow you can get a tiny little siphon into the bottles and siphon into a CO2 filled vessel.
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Don't be afraid. Up the ABV a bit and go to town with your molasses if you like the flavor. Make into a nice, aged beast of a beer and I think you will be well rewarded.
Alright, alright. I'll use a full lb and up the ABV a bit. I'm not scared!


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