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Old 10-30-2007, 12:01 AM   #1
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Just an idea I had cause im always coming up with strange ideas as I lay in bed trying to sleep.

For the next 5 brews I make, do a second sparge of 1gal, collect and store/freeze until I have 5gal from 5 batches. Throw it all into my pot and boil it down to 2.5 gal.
"Garbage Pail Ale"?

The third running will give me a low OG, but if I boil for quite a while I might get a respectable gravity. Thoughts?

 
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:46 AM   #2
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Beer for free, basically - free lunch (liquid type). Might work, please keep us posted.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:35 AM   #3
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I'm sure someone on here will say why it's A Bad Idea, but I think it's awesome! Definitely a way to pinch every penny out of homebrewing, that's for sure. You could call it Garbage Pail Kinderbier!
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:19 AM   #4
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Seriously.

I don't think it would be worth the time, energy and propane.

If you are getting runnings at 1010 then you'll need to need to boil of 75% to get a 1040 beer.

But if it's in the name of fun, discovery and learning then why not.
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:47 PM   #5
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I guess you can always try it, but I would think you would end up with sour beer. Storing the wort for that long would invite a bacterial infection if you stored the wort cold for that long. Sure, you would get rid of the bacteria when you boiled the wort, the byproducts of bacteria infection would remain. On top of that, there might not be any more fermentables left after the bacteria was done with it. I'm assuming you are planning on storing that first batch for about a month until you get the other last runnings from other batches.

Freezing might work though....if you have room for all that dilute wort.

I'd be interested to hear how it works out.

 
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:51 PM   #6
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Rock on dude... I'd drink it!

 
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:01 PM   #7
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Wouldn't it be kinda weird bc it'd be a gallon from a bunch of different styles?

 
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:07 PM   #8
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It's kinda like when you were a kid and would mix all the different sodas together from a fast food soda fountian and call it a suicide.
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In the interest of experimentation...why not? I'd personally not try such things, because even if it worked out well, it'd still be a ton of trouble for essentially what you could get out of a few pounds of new grain. Maybe if my time was infinite and "free", but it's not.
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:53 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Evan!
In the interest of experimentation...why not? I'd personally not try such things, because even if it worked out well, it'd still be a ton of trouble for essentially what you could get out of a few pounds of new grain. Maybe if my time was infinite and "free", but it's not.
Heh.. I like your posts too much.
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