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Old 09-07-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Wondering if all hope is lost. Made our second all grain batch and realized to late that our thermometer was 30 degrees off, and had some mis-guidance from our local home brew shop (said we would be able to do 10 gallons off of 12.5 lbs of grain) needless to say the gravity is only at 1.012. Lesson learned the hard way...

Already put it into primary, about ready to dump it and start over. Just thought I would see if you all had any ideas, or if I should just suck up the loss.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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Snakez you might want to delete the other thread.

That is some terrible advice from a brew shop. I don't think this is one I'd try to save but would go talk to the brewshop owner and tell him about the crappy advice you were given at his business. If he's respectable he'll refund your money spent and school his employees but if he doesn't? Me personally I'd find a new shop ASAP. To much online competition for a LHBS to be subpar.

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:11 PM   #3
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Man that is some crappy ass advice!! how the hell were you going to do a ten gallon batch with 12.5 pounds of grain? 12 pounds is my normal grain bill for a 5.5 gallon batch. I would have a word with the owner see what he tells you.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:33 PM   #4
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I suppose you could re-boil the whole batch down to 5 gal, and add some late addition hops like centennial or citra to get some aroma depending on style. Was it 30 deg to high or low? If high, yea it's done. If low, you got some conversion at least. It'll be really dry, but you'd have beer.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:46 PM   #5
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Reboil with a lot of dme and add some more hops.

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:50 PM   #6
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I suppose you could re-boil the whole batch down to 5 gal, and add some late addition hops like centennial or citra to get some aroma depending on style. Was it 30 deg to high or low? If high, yea it's done. If low, you got some conversion at least. It'll be really dry, but you'd have beer.
If it was 30 degrees to low, it would (most likely) be too cold for Amy starch conversion to take place. If anything, it would just break down some proteins.

 
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:08 AM   #7
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Bogus! Balderdash! Crap! This didn't happen and if it did you need to spend more time reading and less time drinking.
First you say it was your second
batch. It never occurred to you that using half the grain you used last time might be a problem.
Second, how do you stand in a room thats 70F and look at a thermometer that says 100F and say to yourself ' thats just dandy'?
I'm not buying it.
If you are for real there is only one answer for you: spend $40 worth of propane to save $15 worth of grain. Common sense, right?
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:13 AM   #8
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Bogus! Balderdash! Crap! This didn't happen and if it did you need to spend more time reading and less time drinking.
First you say it was your second
batch. It never occurred to you that using half the grain you used last time might be a problem.
Second, how do you stand in a room thats 70F and look at a thermometer that says 100F and say to yourself ' thats just dandy'?
I'm not buying it.
If you are for real there is only one answer for you: spend $40 worth of propane to save $15 worth of grain. Common sense, right?
WOW......you're kind of a [email protected]
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:17 AM   #9
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WOW......your kind of a [email protected]
I will agree with you if snakez does.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:29 AM   #10
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Dude, that sucks. Sorry to say, but there isn't anything to do to salvage this batch. Just toss it and start over.

Before your next batch, download some brewing software. It's a whole lot cheaper than tossing multiple batches.

 
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