Stupid DME mistake!

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

spaceyaquarius

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2013
Messages
414
Reaction score
14
Location
Oklahoma City
Hadn't brewed for about a year, used a Belgian Wit Brewer's Best clone kit.

Wasn't paying attention and I poured in the liquid DME into the hot water when it was actually time to steep the grains. No way to fix it at that point, so I continued the rest of the recipe as usual, steeping the grains for 30 min, then adding the dry DME. (As in the below image, it was one container of liquid DME)

Stupid mistake, first time I ever did this one, but is the beer going to taste different? No way was I going to throw it out as it wouldn't save any $ anyway.



 

ancientmariner52

Supporting Member
HBT Supporter
Joined
Apr 6, 2014
Messages
1,283
Reaction score
1,117
Location
Western Arkansas
So, you steeped your specialty grains in sugar water instead of just water? If you did it again the other way around, I doubt you could tell the two apart. Just carry on, it'll be fine. Welcome back. I'll be starting brewing again after a 3 year gap, I hope I can do as well as you have.
 

SleepyCreekBrews

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2012
Messages
943
Reaction score
270
Location
Leesville, NC
I agree with Ancient.
If you ever do that again , you could prolly just get the water with the "liquid DME" (that's LME for the rest of us ;) started heating for the boil, and steep the grains in a 1/2 gal of water in another pot. Then add them together when the steeping is finished. ....multitasking!
 
Top