Liquoring back - bottled water?

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Liquoring back - bottled water?

Postby aamcle » Wed May 04, 2016 15:30

Afternoon All.

I'm going to have to add 3 liters of water before I bottle , I messed up my volumes.

I bought a new bottle of Ashbeck to make up StarSan but I think I'll use water out of it to make up my volume.

The bottle is unopened so do I need to boil and cool the water before I add it?

I think it's pretty much sterile or it would have grown "stuff" whilst on Tesco's shelf. If I boil n cool there is still a risk of contamination just from the kitchen and environment that I avoid using it from the bottle.


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Re: Liquoring back - bottled water?

Postby NickW » Wed May 04, 2016 15:32

They're pretty darn sterile in the bottles. Go for it!

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Re: Liquoring back - bottled water?

Postby mark1964 » Wed May 04, 2016 16:13

ive used tap water for years no problems

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Re: Liquoring back - bottled water?

Postby aamcle » Wed May 04, 2016 16:15

Thanks Gents.


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Re: Liquoring back - bottled water?

Postby Goulders » Wed May 04, 2016 19:03

Normally liquor back pre fermentation though
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Re: Liquoring back - bottled water?

Postby john luc » Wed May 04, 2016 22:10

Guinness brew all their beer to a high percentage, i.e.foreign extra, and then dilute it to produce standard Guinness. Post fermentation they use sterile de aerated water
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Re: Liquoring back - bottled water?

Postby Goulders » Wed May 04, 2016 22:18

A lot of breweries liquor back pre fermentation, my local included. The issue is oxidisation after fermentation
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Re: Liquoring back - bottled water?

Postby robwalker » Thu May 05, 2016 08:40

Plus a "mineral" taste you can pick up, proper mixing, etc. The only advice I would offer is that up until the boil stage you don't need to be that careful. When the wort hits the fermenter I am very hesitant about adding anything to your beer, and if there's any doubt there, rectify it. Thus, I would boil it. It's probably fine, but unless you're 100%, is it worth losing a beer for 5 minutes work?
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Re: Liquoring back - bottled water?

Postby Good Ed » Thu May 05, 2016 23:37

I always use Ashbeck water straight from the bottle to liquor back, and have never had any problems.

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Re: Liquoring back - bottled water?

Postby Goulders » Fri May 06, 2016 08:00

+1 re Ashbeck. No need to boil the water
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Re: Liquoring back - bottled water?

Postby mark1964 » Fri May 06, 2016 10:02

Asbecks profile is quite soft would adding that make a difference to say a dark beer?

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Re: Liquoring back - bottled water?

Postby graysalchemy » Fri May 06, 2016 11:31

Not if you are adding post boil or post fermentation I would have thought.

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