Brewing question

daniel22

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Has anyone added concentrate to their beer kits? Transferring to secondary fermentor or on bottling day.
 

NickTheGreat

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Concentrated what? Juice?

I'd been really worried about contaminating my beer. I suppose you could boil it and do it that way?
 

TexCyted

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Add at flameout is how I have always done it. Risking making an unintended sour if you add later.
 

Cyclonscin

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Adding it on bottling day could result in a lot more additional fermentation/carbonation/bottle bombs. I'll second what was said in the post before mine and vote that you add it at flame out to sterilize it some.
 

risiusj

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Reiterating the temperature & bacteria concern. Like already mentioned, flameout is a convenient time if you're OK with whatever the concentrate is being present for the complete fermentation. When I've dealt with adding adjuncts after fermentation has begun I prefer to go the method of waiting a few weeks for initial fermentation to pretty much run its course, then pasteruize the addition, cooling that slightly, and then re-rack the beer on top of the adjunct in a sanitized carboy. It seems to help with clarity and mouthfeel compared to adding earlier and/or not transferring.
 
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Cyismymonkey

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I have always added it when fermentation is complete before transferring to brite tank. Never had a problem.
 

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