Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Fixing a brew that's too bitter ???
Thread Tools
Old 09-14-2005, 03:47 AM   #11
PT Ray
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,372
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


Too bad I did not reply to your first post sooner. I have to agree with the let it age out option. Your calculation of 63 IBUs is close to what what I come up with on my own spreadsheet using a 15% utilization. 75 IBU's would be more inline if this was a full 5 gallon boil using a 25% utilization. Leaving it in the secondary for several weeks followed by several weeks in the bottle should mellow the overall profile into what you were going for and eliminate the need for adding finings.

PT Ray is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2005, 04:56 AM   #12
I use secondaries. :p
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Walker's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 10,983
Liked 98 Times on 87 Posts
Likes Given: 11


"Worrying is like paying interest on debt you may have never owed."

I tasted the Kaduva IPA tonight when I racked it to the secondary; it's good. No uber-bitterness to be found whatsoever.

After tasting, I threw an ounce of cascade plugs into the secondary.

That's 6 oz of hops in this puppy.... SHAZAM!

Ground Fault Brewing Co.

Walker is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brew Day - Wooly Jumper bitter onelegout All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 06-03-2009 10:24 AM
Reason's for Bitter after taste in first home brew ohill1981 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 12-31-2008 11:52 PM
Is there a way to make a brew less bitter gresc Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 02-26-2008 01:40 AM
Fixing to brew my first beer, got a question MediaMikes Extract Brewing 20 02-22-2008 05:56 AM
First brew too bitter roofman70 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 10-09-2007 03:11 PM

Forum Jump