Forgot to add salts to boiler - add to fermenter?

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Davidman
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Forgot to add salts to boiler - add to fermenter?

Post by Davidman » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:37 am

Made a ridiculous mistake yesterday - Brewed up a breakfast stout but forgot to add salts to the boil.

I usually pre mix my mash salts with the grain and top up in the boiler. This time I did the mash, which was spot on with the PH, but totally forgot the boil addition. With it being a stout it's probably pretty important.

I know the boats sailed in terms of doing things properly, but has anyone ever done this? I'm thinking of calculating what I need and boiling in a bit of water, cooling and adding to the fermenter. Obviously I can't fix what went on in the boil but I figure it's better than doing nothing at all.

Any ideas?


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Re: Forgot to add salts to boiler - add to fermenter?

Post by mozza » Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:46 pm

I'd go with your idea of boiling them and adding but can't speak from experience sadly
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