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Cherry Wheat Mistake (?)

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In a rush to get things done in kitchen before wife gets home.

Had Ordered two kits. Cherry Wheat and Bewitched Amber Ale.

BUT....

Instead of me using the Bavarian Weissbier HME for the cherry wheat, I used the Bewitched Amber Ale

along with the Golden LME softpack and the cherries.

Is this going to work?

Now I'm going to use the Bavarian Weissbier for another batch all by itself.

Does it need the LME or will I get a decent brew without an LME?

Boy....for a guy who thought he was 99 percent error free I guess my age is getting the best of me.

bObk

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You should be fine, you will just have a Cherry Amber Ale it should turn out fine though, you will get beer no matter what! So that is good. You can brew the Bavarian by its self and it will be fine, it just wont have that little bit extra that you get with the deluxe refill is all. But in the end you will have beer and that is all that matters!

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You should note that you're going to get a pretty strong brew out of it, as compared to what was intended.  Bewitched is part of the Craft Series, which puts it in the low 5% ABV instead of the traditional low 3% for the regular ones.  Then add the LME and you're in the low 6% ABV range.  Now, add the cherries and you'll be around 6.5% ABV.  Nothing wrong with that, but it's going to pack twice the punch of the regular series.  

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This is my 5th and 6th attempt at brewing.

1st "mistake".....and BOY....what a mistake.

Right now the entire top of the Keg is covered in gook.

I'm glad I had it sitting in a box.....at least the hardwood floor didn't get ruined.

Looks like the yeast REALLY liked the HME, LME, and the Cherries.

Will need to move it if it settles down a bit.

Wife has no consideration for the "smell" of a brewery.

bObk

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