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Old 02-20-2011, 10:39 PM   #1
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I have about 13 bottles left of an old English Brown that was too bitter for me. Id like to empty the bottles, add about a gallon of water and some more fermentables. How can I do this? Not sure if the existing yeast will take to the sugar, or if I should pitch a new yeast. Thanks!


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Old 02-21-2011, 02:04 AM   #2
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It will be a lot easier to just leave them in a cool corner for 2-3 months. The bitterness will fade.


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Old 02-21-2011, 02:14 AM   #3
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It will be a lot easier to just leave them in a cool corner for 2-3 months. The bitterness will fade.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:16 AM   #4
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its been a year. Too many ibus for me.
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then mail them to me
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:42 AM   #6
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If it has been a year I would doubt any yeast would have survived.

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So pitching fresh yeast would do the trick if I emptied the beer into a fermenter and let the carbonation go?
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Yes it would.
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So pitching fresh yeast would do the trick if I emptied the beer into a fermenter and let the carbonation go?
Well, if you think that watering down the beer, oxiding it by pouring it into a fermenter, and adding fresh yeast and fermentables would improve it, it must be horrible beyond belief. I think you'll do far more harm than good, and still have a sucky beer.

Sometimes you just gotta cut your losses. Spending more money to save a beer that will end up being oxidized doesn't seem like a great idea to me. Just my thoughts!
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Pour them out and make a new batch?


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