Has anyone used second runnings?

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

redneckbeagle

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2007
Messages
153
Reaction score
4
Location
Central KY
Has anyone used the second running's to make a weaker, lighter beer?

I know why would you want to do that!!!!

Just thinking of making a lighter beer with the second running's to keep me from drinking the good stuff before it is ready.

I have no patience!!!!:drunk:
 

Kauai_Kahuna

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 3, 2008
Messages
2,275
Reaction score
19
Location
Hawaii
I use second runnings for a light base for meads/braggots, I also collect it and use it for yeast starters.
I think the next (Big beer) I do I'll try it if I can get two primary fermenter's free at the same time.
 

wild

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 14, 2005
Messages
1,476
Reaction score
6
Location
Surprise, AZ.
What about the use of 2nd runnings as strikewater for another brew? Something like sparging a IIPA and use second runnings as the stike for a IPA? As long as the PH is good that is.
 

nosmatt

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 24, 2008
Messages
446
Reaction score
2
Location
Bass Lake, Ca
i used the last of my second runnings, and boiled em down to make a big beer starter for my next batch.

never thought of makin beer with it tho...hmmm
 
Top