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Eis by mistake?
« on: March 17, 2014, 04:24:15 AM »
I think I made my first eisbock. I had a keg of Vienna sitting in a lagering cooler at 32° (I thought) I tapped it yesterday, noticed once I got it in the house that the condensation looked a little like frost, but didn't give it much thought. Just got off work a tried a sample. Lots of foam at first, then a really cold really strong Vienna. Tastes good, just way stronger than it should be. So maybe at serving temp for a day or two it will go back to normal.

What should I expect? Permanent haze?  Will I have to agitate or will it go back to homogeneous on its own?

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Re: Eis by mistake?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 07:25:08 AM »
I suspect that it will be normal once it melts.  It may be even clearer than before.  The carbonation may be low initially as the ice doesn't contain much CO2. I wouldn't do anything other than the beer melt.
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Re: Eis by mistake?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 07:36:32 AM »
Pull the keg out of the cooler and let it sit at room temp for a day or two.  It'll melt, and then you can re-carbonate in your lagering chamber.

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Re: Eis by mistake?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 07:39:04 AM »
I suspect that it will be normal once it melts.  It may be even clearer than before.  The carbonation may be low initially as the ice doesn't contain much CO2. I wouldn't do anything other than the beer melt.

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Re: Eis by mistake?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 03:21:40 PM »
Hey thanks guys.