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Old 02-12-2011, 01:24 PM   #1
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For my second brew ever I did a coopers IPA extract. OG hit was 1.050. I left it alone in the primary for 4 weeks and opened it last night to get a fg reading. SG 1.010. I think I may have added a little too much make up water when pouring it into the primary because it tastes very watered down and not like an IPA at all. Almost like a watery hefe. Is there anything I can add or do, or should I just bottle it and hope it turns out better?

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Old 02-12-2011, 01:32 PM   #2
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Bottle it. Carbonation will add some mouth feel. Some time in the bottles and it will taste much better.

 
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:38 PM   #3
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Watery is usually just the lack of carbonation and conditioning, co2 does a lot to mouthfeel. If you are going to sample an uncompleted beer (one that you haven't seen through the entire process) then you really can't/shouldn't worry about how something tastes or smells...because the beer's not finished. It's a long journey the beer goes through from grain to glass, and it's gonna spend most of it, NOT tasting like how we want it to.

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Old 02-12-2011, 01:50 PM   #4
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Ok. Thanks for the input

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