what can i add to my high alcohol beer to make it less winey

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Hi,

I am into day 20 of fermenting a high alcohol beer. It is still bubbling
infrequently so isn't ready for bottling yet. My brother tasted it and he
said it tastes a bit like barley wine. What can I add to it to make it more
of a beer flavour? It is late into the fermentation stage so hopefully I can
still add something.

Thanks,

Richard



Re: what can i add to my high alcohol beer to make it less winey

Oh, and is there any problem with syphoning some off occasionally to taste
it as well as check the gravity? I'm always worried about bacteria getting
in.

Thanks,

Richard

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Re: what can i add to my high alcohol beer to make it less winey

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After twenty days of fermenting, I'd say the chances of getting a bacteria
infection are pretty slim. Especially in a high gravity beer where the
amount of alcohol pretty much will kill off anything you might introduce.
As for the winey taste; a high alcohol beer will take months or years of
ageing. If it were mine I'd rack to secondary and put it in a cool dark
place for about two months, bottle it and wait at least a month before I
would expect it to taste good. High alcohol beers take a looong time, I've
waited a year before.

Michael




Re: what can i add to my high alcohol beer to make it less winey
Michael wrote:

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So what your saying is that ageing is as important an aspect to homebrewing
as bottling?  Learn something new everyday.
-gcitagh

Re: what can i add to my high alcohol beer to make it less winey
best idea
is just have a free beer night and have buddies over to KILL it off
anythig in the air is in your beer
the mold on your bread should convince you of that.
BY the way darling will you grab your swword and stab that thing running
around on the bottom shelf of the fridge.
sample is okay, if you sample 4 gallons worth.

think i agree, with the before last comment
cool dark spot LLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOONNG time.
well if it didn't turn into vinegar, and ya wanna baby it, and not flush it,
then cold and dark is the only option.

OR start a new one.
so if i do bbq  back ribs, should i improvise or use a receipe?
beer reciepe or mine idea?
we are all genius
until we say "oh my gawd!"


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Re: what can i add to my high alcohol beer to make it less winey
Richard wrote:

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I did the same thing with some triple bock beer I was brewing.  The
carbonation helps the flavor a bit.  I don't have any other suggestions,
-gcitagh

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