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robert rulmyr
Intermediate Member
Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 315
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 07:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have 10 gallons of Rye IPA that finished at 1.020...very sweet. I did fill a few bottles, I sampled one ( not good ). I only have room for two cornys in my serving fridge, don't want to waste the space on something I don't like. Thinking of putting just a couple of gallons in a keg and doing a quick ( shake it ) carb. I just can't dump it! Maybe after I drink several pints it'll grow on me.

I've only dumped one batch before, very early in my brewing career. A very difficult undertaking!

WacoBob
 

Wykowski
Senior Member
Username: Bigearl

Post Number: 1083
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 08:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

breaks your heart, doesn't it

try keg hopping it
 

Mark Zgarrick
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Username: Maz

Post Number: 78
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 08:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What was the OG? Bigearl's got a good idea. Dry-hop the bejeezus out of it and maybe it will work out.
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 860
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 08:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm not sure mine finished much lower, but I loved it. With all those hops and the sweet can through?

I would do a quick over hopped 2 or 3 gallon batch of pale ale using Nottingham yeast and blend. You'll have you answer in a week, if it is going to work.

-Doug
 

Adam W
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Username: Adam_w

Post Number: 287
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 08:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Why don't you just blend it with something you brew to come out as dry as possible?
 

Mark Tigges
Member
Username: Mtigges

Post Number: 107
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 09:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had a ryepa finish at 1.018 and, it was carbed and dry-hopped it was alright. I think that with the Rye punch in there and all the keg hops it makes it ok. Not great, but drinkable.
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 2084
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 10:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This looks like a job for....BEANO!

Pull the keg out of the fridge, add a few drops of beano, and take a gravity reading, sampling the gravity reading every few days. When it tastes good or reached 1.012 (whichever comes first), put the keg back into the fridge and enjoy.
 

danno
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Username: Danno

Post Number: 527
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 05:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I feel for you Waco. I just dumped 15 gallons yesterday. 10 of a Scottish that was infected, 4 of a Dubbel that wasn't but just didn't taste good and the last gallon of my gold medal koelsch that went lactic (actually, the gold medal stuff came from another keg but the same batch). I held onto that Dubbel for two years hoping something would change. I still have another 5 gallons of it. I'll be tasting it soon (different yeast bt not any better last time I tried it). I think I need to work on my keg sanitation a bit more.
 

robert rulmyr
Intermediate Member
Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 316
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 11:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've thought of blending...but then, possible 20 gallons of dumperbrau.
I'll try Beano. Thanks Chumley, I know from reading over 2000 of your posts, you are truly one of the great brewers. Thanks to all.

WacoBob
 

Magnus Graham
Member
Username: Cellarman

Post Number: 165
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 03:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Get some isomerised hop extract and add a teaspoon at a time until it is bitter enough to balance the sweetness. I did this with some black stuff a month or so back. Either the beer grew on me or the little bottle did the trick. Where dry hopping adds flavour the isomerised extract adds the bitter (try a little).
Mag
 

David S.
Junior Member
Username: Dsundberg

Post Number: 79
Registered: 04-2004
Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 05:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I agree with Chumley, get out the Beano. It always works for me.
 

robert rulmyr
Intermediate Member
Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 318
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 12:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does beano need head space in the fermenter like an ale yeast? What does beano do to the sugar...convert it all to alcohol? CO2 production?
TIA.

WacoBob
 

Stacy Roberts
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Username: Swr

Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 02:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beano just breaks down complex sugars into ones more readily digested by your yeast.