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At the end of my brew day I was excited to use my new coil chiller. So excited in fact that I forgot my late LME addition, the bulk of the LME. I did not realize my mistake until the carboy was in the fermentation chamber and went to clean. My spur of the moment solution was to boil the remaining 5 lbs of LME in about half a gallon of water for 10 min. Let it cool to 70 in an ice bath and then added it to the carboy. Outside of a drop in ABV, which was already high for a saison, do you think that I should be okay? My thought is RDWHAHB, but who knows, others may have made the same boneheaded move.
 

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I forgot the LME once, but remembered with 25 minutes left in the boil. I just added it then and continued with hops schedule. It ended up being a delicious brew. I think you'll be fine. For whatever it's worth...I had already had quite a few brews when I started the boil, so I wasn't really on top of my game, so to speak. LOL! Since then, I write sticky notes with whatever additions I have at each time interval. Helps keep it simpler for when the beer you're drinking starts to take its toll. :) Did you take an OG reading after you added the LME to carboy?
 
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I was so happy to have it all done that I did not take an OG, I will check out what Beersmith says. I went to check on it this morning and realized that I should have used a blow off tube. The DIPA last week got a blow off, this is the one that actually need it. Simple cleanup and the blow off tube is installed. It is churning like crazy.
 
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Now that the DIPA is out of the fermenter, I have ratcheted the temp up to 80 and gave the carboy a shake or two. I shall see if late higher temps can bring out any more yeast character.
 
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That Belle Saison yeast is a monster, it finished at 1.004. Crazy. The sample tasted great. I guess that I will enter it in the comp as planned and see what happens.
 
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