I guess I'm wondering why boiling a couple cups of water with an ounce of Magnum wouldn't isomerize some of the alpha acids and then boil it down to a cup or so and do a quick dose test (drops per cup). I don't think I can find isomerized extract around here very easily. If it won't work without wort, then it won't work but in short, is there a way to make isomerized extract at home? That's essentially what I'm trying to do. I wish I had time to make more beer to blend but I don't. Had I thought of it earlier I could have made a couple liters of highly bittered wort and added that to allow it to condition but I didn't think of that early enough. I have to bottle this weekend. Would gypsum even dissolve without heating etc?
The beer is certainly drinkable and fine as is, I just think it could be better.