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Old 08-06-2012, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default Added Lime to my boil, please help.

First batch ever and I added a mesh bag of one diced up pasteurized lime into the last ten minutes of my boil. What can I expect and am I in trouble?
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:24 AM   #2
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First batch ever and I added a mesh bag of one diced up pasteurized lime into the last ten minutes of my boil. What can I expect and am I in trouble?
I've added lime wedges to a berliner weisse (light sour beer) in the fermenter. That turned out OK.

What kind of beer were you making? Something tells me you were shooting for Bud Lime.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:28 AM   #3
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It's a summer ale with additional cascade and citra hops. After reading more into it I'm just afraid that adding it to the boil was a bad idea.
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I'm just afraid that adding it to the boil was a bad idea.
The beer will not get infected if that is your concern. I do not understand otherwise why you think it was a bad idea.
Also, you do not have to pasteurize anything if you are going to boil it for 10 min. That is duplicative.
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Thanks, Wendy. After reading into it I was just concerned about the pectins, and was not sure if adding it to the boil would cause issues seeing as almost everyone adds fruit to secondary.
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You will probably get some haze. Not the end of the world.
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