Can I add body after fermentation?

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  1. PGBrewing

    PGBrewing New Member

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    I forgot the carapils when I brewed my latest batch and it has a "thin" or watery mouthfeel. Is there any way to fix this now that it's almost done fermenting?
     
  2. LarryBrewer

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    If you add fermentable sugar the ABV will go up, but this could result in thinning it out more.

    Maltodextrine might be an option. That is a non-fermentable sugar that works good in extract style stouts and porters to give 'body'. Maybe 4oz for a 5 gallon batch? I have never tried adding it this late in the process.
     
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    i think that's it. just drink it... and remember next time. any messing with it now will make it worse IMHO.
     
  4. Nosybear

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    You have chosen.... wisely. I never use maltodextrine and rarely use Carapils. Don't find it necessary. Want more body? Mash a little warmer. Of course if you're doing extract, that's not an option....
     
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    agree with Nosybear. extracts are hard to make full bodied in my experience. go all grain, and you'll see what we mean.
     

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