Increasing the ABV post ferment

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Verno
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Increasing the ABV post ferment

Post by Verno » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:07 pm

So I had a bit of a disaster last weekend, my boiler died halfway through, I chilled and fermented the beer anyway but I think it’s only 2.6% due to too much water in the mash and not enough boil.

Either way a 2.6% beer isn’t my ideal choice ( especially as it’s an Elvis juice clone ie 6.5% target). Are there any options to increase the ABV? I was wondering if I could just add something if like vodka without much flavour but no idea how much to add or if that would ruin the beer. I would rather have a weak beer that tasted or beer.

Any ideas?

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Re: Increasing the ABV post ferment

Post by steviebobs83 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:30 pm

What does it taste like and what's the SG reading now?

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Re: Increasing the ABV post ferment

Post by FUBAR » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:20 am

steviebobs83 wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:30 pm
What does it taste like and what's the SG reading now?
Exactly.cock ups can and do produce some bloody good beers that you will never be able to replicate ](*,)
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Re: Increasing the ABV post ferment

Post by Robwalkeragain » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:50 am

Is it packaged? It’s not unreasonable to add DME and get it to a more respectable 3.5% or so. I wouldn’t add vodka in a weak beer, the profile is probably too delicate plus its expensive.
Tbh a 2.6% elvis juice sounds like a great patio beer to me.
You could also brew a 6%ish beer and blend them in the glass.

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Re: Increasing the ABV post ferment

Post by orlando » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:20 am

Fix the boiler?
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Re: Increasing the ABV post ferment

Post by Verno » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:02 am

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Fix the boiler?
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Well I was considering a new one as I have had it a while and this was the final push I needed.

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