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Offline tschmidlin

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Re: How to fix a batch
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2010, 02:18:16 PM »
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good :)
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Re: How to fix a batch
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2010, 02:21:31 PM »
Has this thread been hijacked by blenders?
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Re: How to fix a batch
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2010, 02:33:26 PM »
I didn't blend, I rescued my beer by treating it with amylase to drop the gravity down to 1.001 (oops).  So I added maltodextrine to give it body.  It worked like a charm.
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Re: How to fix a batch
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2010, 03:15:05 PM »
I've blended for competition. Heck, before I dumped that batch he was talking about I would add fruit flavoring and give it to the ladies as IPR.
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Re: How to fix a batch
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2010, 06:05:34 PM »
Great info, I appreciate all the tips.  It's not contaminated, but is super sweet.  I've heard it could be a braggot twice now.  I may just blend it and hope for the best. Thanks again

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Re: How to fix a batch
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2010, 06:35:28 PM »
So I didn't do anything to it, left it in the keg to carbonate, and got feedback from my peers.  They all liked it...a lot!  It was about 9.6% alcohol, but was really smooth, so you didn't notice it creeping up on you.  I might tweak it a little in the future, but in general, I think I have a keeper recipe.