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  1. BeerGrills

    Fruit wine came out watery

    So for the this batch can I add Juice and sugar to get the gravity to 1.090 and do another fermentation? I forgot to mention I used Lalvin D47 for this batch.
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    Fruit wine came out watery

    Hi, The recipe called for 8-10 lbs of black raspberries(which I picked in the wild). After crushing i left the berries in the bucket and topped off to 5 gal according to the recipe. I broke the cap each day until fermentation was complete. I did not take a hydrometer reading. I racked to a...
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    Fruit wine came out watery

    Hi, I'm making my first fruit wine and followed a recipe I found on line. The wine came out rather watery like I didn't use enough fruit. It is 1 month old at this time. Is there anything I can do to add some mouth feel/body or remove some water from this batch? Gene
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    My RIMS job

    Dave, Several years ago you posted some pictures of a RIMS system you were building. I am looking for examples of various models and was wondering if you can send me or post pictures of your finished System. Thanks Gene a.k.a. BeerGrills
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    Converting 60Qt Igloo Cube Cooler to Mash Tun

    Thanks for the insight. I appreciate it. Also I did not see the DIY forum. I usually try to follow the rule :mug:
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    Converting 60Qt Igloo Cube Cooler to Mash Tun

    I took a look at the thread you suggested. This appears to be worakable but not my ideal way of completing the project. Ideally,I would like to use the existing hole and its solid construction but I am concerned with the height of the port relative to the bottom of the cooler and the amount...
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    Converting 60Qt Igloo Cube Cooler to Mash Tun

    I purcahsed a 60Qt Igloo Cube Cooler to use as my mash tun. Previously I had been using my stainless Boil pot which holds heat ok but is not big enough for me to do 10gal batches. This particular cooler is on wheels and the drain port is on the wheel side about 3 inches above the bottom of...
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    Watery Beer

    I will try the next batch at higher mash temp. I think this seems to be the most likely area. I think I may switch to a Cooler for mashing instead of my Stainless pot. I think I will get better temp control and by extension consistancy .
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    Watery Beer

    I do not have beersmith but I will check it out.
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    Watery Beer

    Ok - so If I use a ration of 1.35 for my aforementioned Example 1 - 29 lbs of grain * 1.35 = 39.15 qts /4 = 9.79 gallons of water for the mash. If this is accurate when I complete the mash I should get some absorbtion and would need enough sparge water on hand to produce about 12 gallons of...
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    Watery Beer

    Yooper - Let's talk about technique a minute. I brew with my brother and we are brewing 10 gallon batches. When I mash what is the correct ratio of water to grain? Does it vary from recipe to recipe or is it fairly straight forward?
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    Watery Beer

    I keg conditoned each of these 2 example the beers for 4 weeks minimum. I have about Co2 set at 5lbs on keg in fridge(the Hop Juice clone)
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    Watery Beer

    Sonetlumiere - I am measuring water when I add to mash and i measure after sparge in to boiler. I have equipment with volume measurments and the are accurate. WW450 - The recipe I had called for 2 hour mash so I mashed for 2 hours.
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    Watery Beer

    The beer was in keg for 4 weeks before I put on tap. It is now kicked. The HOP Juice clone was in keg for 5 weeks and just put up on Saturday.
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    Watery Beer

    Taste is fine - it is a mouthfeel thing. A friend said to me - "why does all of your beers seem to hit you with a wtery taste as the first thing you notice?" I knew exactly what he meant when he asked it.
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    Watery Beer

    Example 2 was actually a Brown ale. The OG/SG were right on target from the original recipe. It came out pretty good except for the "watery" mouth feel. Is carapils a commonly used item for home brewers or is it "cheating"?
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    Watery Beer

    It was 29 lbs of grain (the 2 previous rows added together) and I would agree that even 29Lbs of grain should not yield a watery brew. Both of these beers had good taste but just felt watery as the first noticable trait.
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    Watery Beer

    Example # 1 Hop Juice Double IPA All-Grain Recipe 10 Gallon Recipe 29 lb Briess Pale Ale Malt 2.00 oz Columbus, 15.0% alpha acid (added to end of mash) 2.00 oz Chinook, 13.0% alpha acid (first wort hop) 2.00 oz Columbus, 15.0% alpha acid (first wort hop) 2.00 oz Centennial, 10.5%...
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    Watery Beer

    Example # 2 10 Gallon Batch Ingredients: • 14 pounds, Klages malt • 1/2 pound, chocolate malt • 1/2 pound, black patent malt • 1 pound, 80 L. crystal malt • 2 ounce, Willamette hops (3.8% alpha) (boil 60 minutes) • 1.6 ounce, Perle hops (8.5%...
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    Watery Beer

    I am a new all grain brewer. I have now brewed 5 all grain batches. Compared to the extract batches I have done my All-grain batches seem at first taste to be watery. There is some good beer flavor but the mouthfeel and maltiness I would expect is not present. I assume this is a propblem...
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