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Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2004 * March 08, 2004 * Diluting / adding to brew after primary < Previous Next >

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Jack Markey (69.37.241.10)
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 01:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was wondering what kind of ill effects I may have by diluting my homebrew after primary fermentation (when tranferred to secondary)? I just made a stout that will potentially be a little stronger than I wanted (O.G. 1.064), and may want to want to knock the alcohol down a little (after tasting after primary, of course.) Plus, I was considering steeping some black patent malt in the dilution water to darken up the brew a little.

Any opinions?

Thanks.
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.129.137)
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 02:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

See Chris Colby's article on this subject in the January-February issue of BYO.

Be sure to boil all water (to drive off the dissolved oxygen) used for diluting the beer post-fermentation.

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