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Beer blending
« on: March 13, 2014, 07:51:57 PM »
Recently brewed (2) seperate but similar pale ale one gallon recipes. One of them I completely overestimated the hops and it's not very drinkable, while the other is quite tasty. Would the bastard beer benefit from blending? Anyone tried this with success?


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Re: Beer blending
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 07:54:17 PM »
You certainly can blend beers, although if one is tasty you might not want to use that one (partly because it's good, don't ruin it). If you have a gallon of overly bitter beer I'd make a gallon of under bittered beer and blend those.
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Re: Beer blending
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 08:18:07 PM »
Hopefully the second wasn't the Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade.  :-\

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Re: Beer blending
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2014, 08:32:45 PM »
Hopefully the second wasn't the Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade.  :-\
HAHA, no Steve. The botched one was a big overestimation and one made weeks before your inspired brew.

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Re: Beer blending
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 09:37:09 PM »
I've blended beers before with varying success.  Go for it.
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Re: Beer blending
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 10:11:17 PM »
I made an all citra IPA that was ok and a nearly undrinkable all cascade smash where I messed up the weights of the minerals. Combined they were like the Beatles.

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Re: Beer blending
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2014, 01:19:03 AM »
How about a hoppy chelada? Try one with about 3 fingers of clamato and a dozen green olives

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Re: Beer blending
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 02:40:15 AM »
I'm a proponent of blending but bitterness fades quickly. Might be worth setting this batch to the side and checking later as in 6 months.
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Re: Beer blending
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 03:01:21 AM »
I'm a proponent of blending but bitterness fades quickly. Might be worth setting this batch to the side and checking later as in 6 months.

Yeah, I'd set the bastard in a dark cool corner and let it mellow out a bit. If you come up something too mild or sweet for your tastes maybe blend it but it could settle down on it's own. I'd check it after 2-3 months.
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