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Lowering abv

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Dellboy78lfc

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This may be a silly question. Is it too late to add cooled boiled water to a fermented beer before kegging and carbing to lower the abv a little? I reckon my beer is around 5.8% which is a little stronger than I was hoping for, as it was supposed to be being drunk all day at Christmas!
 

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If you dilute it it will probably taste thin and watery. Best to experiment with a small quantity.
 

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It is possible but only add a little water as Kelper says too much will alter the body and mouthfeel etc
 

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I think Terry is right. I will leave it. I don’t want to risk ruining it now! Would rather drink less nice beer than lots of watery crap!
 
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