My name’s Michael. I’m a homebrewer originally from Austin but living far, far away. I hear you a bunch on Basic Brewing Radio and I read your article “Expand Your Output” and I had a quick question for the expert in diluting high gravity beers.
I brew BIAB and I made a “super saison” and I didn’t get too much wort (only 13 L) because I made a smaller beer out of the second runnings.
I pitched a healthy amount of WLP565 (farmed from a previous batch) and fermented fairly warm until it attenuated the crap out of this beer, with apparent ABV of over 11%. (OG 1.091. FG 1.006.)
I’d like to boil my priming sugar in 3 L of water, so I can bring my ABV down to the target 9%.
The beer has ~50 IBUs and will need at least 3 months of conditioning.
Will I ruin this beer by diluting it?
— Michael Maze