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Offline guerrinha

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Re: Weizen: too low gravity in 9 days
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2014, 08:26:44 AM »
Hi Euge.

I bottled it and it is not drinkable. I have lost 40 liters of this weizen. The fruity flavor made it kinda acid, something like that.

The important are the lessons learned! haha

The bag will work for me to brew some ales, test recipes. I will use the freezer to brew lagers and larger batches of ales.

Thanks! Take care

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Re: Weizen: too low gravity in 9 days
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2014, 08:36:27 AM »
As you say, the lesson is the important thing. Just getting back on the horse is the way to go. I had an imperial stout that I struggled with for months trying to get it to drop below 1.035. That beer was never good and had I just dumped it I would not have had to clean up several bottles worth that burst in the bathroom. But I'm still glad I did because I learned important lessons:
1) do not use dark malt extract when making extract beers
2) do not use beano post boil to increase fermentability (cause is just doesn't stop)

The insulated space and ice bottles will get you what you need and you will start turning out great beer in no time!

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Re: Weizen: too low gravity in 9 days
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2014, 09:37:16 AM »
Must have been pretty bad beer to toss it. :(

I'd probably put a shot of berry and/or lime juice in the glass and see if that makes the beer drinkable.
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Re: Weizen: too low gravity in 9 days
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2014, 10:55:13 AM »
Euge, i will try it!!

It's still there, half is bottled, half is not (probably will toss this half).

Thanks!