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Old 07-08-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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This was supposed to be an APA:

11.3 lbs American 2-row Pale
.75 Munich Malt
.75 lbs Victory malt
.5 lbs wheat malt

OG=1.056
IBUs~40 (calculated)

Yeast: American Ale yest

Brew day went off without a hitch except that I realized (after it was in the fermentor) that I had forgotten to add 3/4 lbs of Munich Malt

Any ideas on what I might consider adding at this point to replace the malty backbone it was supposed to have?

 
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:13 PM   #2
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Crazy idea: How much head space do you have? 5 gallons of beer in a 6 gallon carboy? If so you have about 1/2 gallon of wiggle room that you could use. Bring 3/4 gallon water to mash temp...mash in 3/4lb of 2 row and the 3/4 lb of munich. You would get a gravity around 1.055 (depending on efficiency) and your grain absorption would be around 1/4 gallon.


^Note, I've never tried this..but in theory..!

 
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
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I wouldn't mess with it....I've screwed up too many beers by trying to save them! That small amount of Munich won't make all that difference anyway. Just brew it again the right way.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:56 PM   #4
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Funny, I would purposely leave the Munich out since I'm not a fan of it.

 
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:20 AM   #5
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The only bad beer I have made, is one I tried to "fix"
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:58 AM   #6
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Yeah. Kinda what I would advise somebody else to do so I had better take the advice and let fermenting beers be (though I think all it would take would be for me to add quart of wort that was water+Munich [email protected]..

 
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:18 PM   #7
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I agree with Denny... don't mess with it... especially over 3/4 lb. Next time brew with the Munich, and note any differences.

 
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:02 PM   #8
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I agree with Denny... don't mess with it... especially over 3/4 lb. Next time brew with the Munich, and note any differences.
Exactly this

 
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:10 PM   #9
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I also just brewed a beer where i followed my recipe but it was the wrong version of the recipe. I was debating on fixing it but then decided that since it was already fermenting away i will just rebrew it the right way next time. Also messing with it would require alot more work than i wanted to do.

 
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:11 PM   #10
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I wouldn't mess with it....I've screwed up too many beers by trying to save them! That small amount of Munich won't make all that difference anyway. Just brew it again the right way.
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I agree with Denny... don't mess with it... especially over 3/4 lb. Next time brew with the Munich, and note any differences.
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Exactly this
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You have a much bigger chance of ruining your beer by trying to fix it than to leave it alone. And .75 pounds is not going to make much difference.

 
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