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Old 04-07-2013, 01:16 AM   #1
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Got one for ya... My wife and I were brewing a Belgian pale ale. Everything is going great until time to cool wort. We read where you can cool it faster by adding salt to the ice bath. We (she) got a little careless when pouring the salt around brew kettle and about 1/8tsp (just a guesstimate) got in the wort. Will we be OK?


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Old 04-07-2013, 01:23 AM   #2
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An 8th of a teaspoon in a glass of beer? Salty.

An 8th of a teaspoon in a 5 gallon batch? The difference between using well water and city water to brew with.

In other words, it's very doubtful you'll even be able to detect it, let alone have it be anywhere near enough to offend the senses.


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Old 04-07-2013, 01:23 AM   #3
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You're probably fine, but you'll find out in a few weeks...
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Should you be able to taste it, and I would doubt it, just call it a Gose!
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Salt and beer. Two great tastes that go great together. Has anyone tried dry hopping with Lay's potato chips?
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I usually dry hop the beer with chips in my mouth.
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If it's terrible, batter your fries with it...
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Haha! thanks for the responses... Love the idea of dry hopping with Lays!! I too think it will be fine but was just checking on any thoughts.
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If the amount really was that small I think you'll be fine too.

One thing I was going to mention, be sure to wash/rinse off your pot well when you use that method. Salt + water can be very corrosive over time; my daughters rusted out '84 Jeep Wagoneer is proof.
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Good point MBB but I don't think i'll use that method again! Thanks!!


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