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Old 03-10-2011, 10:46 PM   #1
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I have a 10 gallon batch of american light fermenting that is to watered down im curiuos about the steps i should take to make it stronger


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Old 03-10-2011, 10:48 PM   #2
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Dump some vodka in it.

What was the OG?


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Old 03-10-2011, 10:51 PM   #3
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American Light...isn't that supposed to be watered down?!? I kid I kid can you post your recipe? That would help troubleshoot. If you are doing extract, its possible you put too much top off water in. However if its still fermenting, you may be fine. Once you carbonate, it may be much better...but I've never done a light beer, so not sure how it should taste in fermentation. Adding sugar would be one thing to consider, but there may be some better options. I'm sure others may be able to help more with this style. Good luck!
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:53 PM   #4
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I second chapa. You could keep the vodka on the side though. It definately won't make it taste better..
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:55 PM   #5
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couldn't he just mash a heavier wort and add a little of that in? it would take longer to finish though
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To make it even easier it could be blended with a store bought pale ale or something.
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I have a 10 gallon batch of american light fermenting that is to watered down im curiuos about the steps i should take to make it stronger
You can't spell making and curious, I'd say your beer is already strong enough.
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Next time brew a higher gravity beer....

Is your beer carbed up yet? If it's not then your beer isn't watered down, it's just not done yet. Carbonation will go along way to giving it the appearance of more body and flavor. So many new brewers come on here saying the same thing, when in reality their beer just isn't ready yet.

Since you're saying it's still fermenting, I'm betting the same thing. There's nothing wrong with the beer. You're just not experiencing it finished yet.

So just see this beer through, and enjoy it. It will be much better than you think it is. And in the future rather than thinking about making an existing beer stronger, or fruitier or hoppier or whatever, BREW THAT RECIPE/KIT TO BEGIN WITH.
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^^ he's always right..
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What was the recipe?


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