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Old 03-24-2011, 12:21 PM   #21
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Well,

My worst fears were realized... I checked the gravity this morning and almost could not believe it- it was still fermenting and the airlock was bubbling at about 10-12 bubbles/minute. I racked it to secondary, but is there a way to generate some sweetness again without starting a second fermentation.



If it's blurry, the fg is 1.002


To avoid the hydrometer-calibration questions, here it is in tap water.



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Old 03-24-2011, 12:27 PM   #22
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My worst fears were realized... I checked the gravity this morning and almost could not believe it- it was still fermenting and the airlock was bubbling at about 10-12 bubbles/minute. I racked it to secondary, but is there a way to generate some sweetness again without starting a second fermentation.
You could back sweeten with some splenda or lactose. Expect it to keep going, though. It will probably drop even further. TBH, I'm not sure there's much that will save this recipe from tasting like a braggot, since that's what it is. How'd it taste?
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It tasted like a hot Terrapin Hop Karma- not bad, but very dry. I would imagine that without some sucralose like you said the 9.5% abv will keep a harsh burn.
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