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Old 06-19-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default Fell asleep on couch, boil went 6 hours

On a scale from 1 to full-on idiot, I would say this one scored pretty high.

I fell asleep yesterday on the couch, and my 6.5 gallon boil reduced down to 1-2 gallons before I woke up. Since it was 1:30 AM, I turned off the burner, put the lid on the pot, and went to bed. Its still sitting covered on my porch. Anyone think it might still be ok? i might just throw some yeast in it and see how it turns out. It was a vienna smash beer with 2 lbs of the vienna toasted in the oven

I FWH'd 1.5 oz of EKG. Depending on the gravity, could this make an ok BW or has it probably soured beyond repair? I realize I need to go home and taste it, but I'm curious if anyone else had a similar experience...


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Old 06-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #2
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Wow.
lol, does it look like LME ?


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Old 06-19-2012, 05:27 PM   #3
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Seems like you've just made some LME

Water it down, pitch and pray for the best
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:31 PM   #4
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Yeah, dilute it. It's an extract!
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:32 PM   #5
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Dilute, re boil, cool, pitch.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:33 PM   #6
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I'm gonna have to laugh at you. Don't take it personally. Lol.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #7
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I wonder if a hydrometer will even sink into something like that to get a measurement!
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Read this thread for what to do with a "low on water" wort:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f45/forg...r-much-280208/
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It will probably be a bit dark and have little or no hop flavor/aroma. There is no need to worry about souring, since you covered it when it was hot.

Add water up to 5.5 gallons, heat to a boil and put in new flavor/aroma hops if you have them, same timing as usual. Otherwise, boil for 5 minutes, cool and pitch. Enjoy your Bitter.
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You also may be on to something new and exciting. Think of Dogfish Head and some of the thing they come up with. Run with it and if it comes out well, give it a name, then try and duplicate it.


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