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Old 12-03-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. This is my first post here and I have a problem with my latest batch of beer. I made an Oktoberfest style beer from a kit and the problem is it tastes really watered down! Next to no flavor!!! I've used these kits before with success in the past. My theory is maybe I boiled too long. I used the prescribed amount of water filled up to the 5 gallon mark on the fermenter. Is there any way to rescue it? Maybe boiling off the extra water or freezing it off like you do with apple jack? I'm super bummed and hope there's a solution. Thanks all!

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Old 12-03-2008, 10:59 PM   #2
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First off, welcome to a wonderfully addicting hobby.

Second off, RDWHAHB



Give it time, it may still end up being watered down when things are said and done, but you really shouldn't judge any beer too much until it's been aged properly. Personally I go for 4 weeks in the fermentor, 3 weeks in bottle, and then try to wait a week or two more before chilling (for 48 hours) then drinking.
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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Thanks duffman! I have read some of the stickies on potentially ruined beer and it seems patience is the answer. By the way, since I'm a noob here, what does RDWHAHB mean? Later!

 
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:32 PM   #4
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Oh no......
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:04 PM   #5
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This is a good book, and the first customer review might be helpful

Amazon.com: The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition (Harperresource Book): Charles Papazian: Books

Edit: don't be mean, he actually read stickies! That's a lot more than most people do
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:07 PM   #6
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Oh no......
Should we start it? Or should I post the warning sign I made?
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:00 PM   #7
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:03 PM   #8
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:22 PM   #9
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aaaaand...

it BEGINS
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