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tgrier

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Hello.

A couple of weeks ago I started brewing AG and made 2 batches of Eds Pale Ale back to back over 2 days.
One I hit a lower OG 1.035 and the other was 1.042.

I was talking with a fellow brewer friend and he recommended mixing the 2 before kegging to get a "balanced" beer.

I am not in favor it at first thought but wanted to get my "friends" here at HBT to give their 2 cents.

Thoughts?

Thanks.
T
 

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If the result you want is about half way between, blending is a great option.
 

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Lots of commercial brewers will blend batches in order to maintain a consistent product. I don't see how blending batches of essentially good homebrew could have a negative outcome.
 
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Well.. my buddy;s point is that one I missed my mark and will be a little lower in ABV and the other is a little higher.. therefore ... I could get a good blend.

My point is that these are my first 2 batches.. of AG.
And I would like to compare and contrast my results so that I can "learn" from that I did and did not do.

T
I think I am not going to blend this time... :)

T
 

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or just bottle 3-4 bottles of each before blending, then you can test them both after 3 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months and 12 months to see how they differ with age.

I would also bottle just as many bottles of the "Blend" to see how that compares.
 

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Or fill the glass halfway with one, and top up with the other. Simple!

May sound basic, but that's how pubs used to get a consistent pint of Guinness (i.e. mixing beers of different ages) before this nitrogen malarkey came along.
 
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