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Old 06-27-2011, 01:45 AM   #1
Elpickle
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Apr 2011
Atlanta, Ga
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I over shot my og on my 3rd all grain. I tried to compensate by adding water to the wort. After 10 days in fermenter the sample tastes watered down. My target og was 1.055, the actual og was 1.062 before I added the water. With water addition it was 1.050. The gravity reading now is 1.014 but tastes very watered down. It is a pale ale I am attempting. What would be the best method to counter act watered down flavor. I assume to blend it with another batch of similar beer or add additional wort then let ferment out again to achieve full flavor. Would these options be viable or are there other methods that would work better.

 
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:51 AM   #2
bottlebomber
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You could add a really rich wort using DME and hopback or dry hop... but 1.050 really shouldn't taste too watery. Many beers are less than that

 
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