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EamusCatuli 06-06-2008 07:50 PM

AHS 1% Alcohol Boost????
So I was perusing AHS's AG kits and I noticed the Brewvint Alcohol Boost option. From what I read about it, yes BobNQ3X I did google it!;), it doesnt seem too different than adding a bunch of DME to your brew. Whats the overall opinion/ story on this stuff??

quixotic 06-06-2008 07:56 PM


McSwiggin' 06-06-2008 07:58 PM

Adding DME will boost your alcohol, but will increase your malt flavor, and thus you will need to adjust your hop schedule. Brewvint alcohol boost increases alcohol without affecting flavor.

I have used it a while back on an extract recipe of mine. I detected very little difference when I used it. It did have some negative effect on the mouthfeel but not enough to worry about.

EamusCatuli 06-06-2008 08:09 PM

Cool, yeah prob. wont be doing much with it.

Austinhomebrew 06-06-2008 08:47 PM

It is simply the best and cheapest way to boost alcohol. We sell around 10,000 of them a year. It works and people like it.


EamusCatuli 06-06-2008 09:08 PM

I may try it sometime, but for my first AG kit I think ill keep it "simple."


z987k 06-06-2008 09:40 PM

I like the idea but I don't ever mess with it. Beer is more about that flavor than the alcohol anyways.

Austinhomebrew 06-06-2008 09:54 PM

I don't think it should be used for everything. Just use it when you want to.


BigKahuna 06-06-2008 10:04 PM


Originally Posted by Austinhomebrew (Post 704711)
I don't think it should be used for everything. Just use it when you want to.


+1. I use it. Sometimes.
If YOU want to brew without it, fine. I'm not going to hold that against you any more than I thing you should piss and moan about my spending the $2.00 for the product.

tdavisii 06-08-2008 06:45 PM

55% maltose/45% glucose per AHS alcohol boost.......did a little research on the net.
Its straight sugar so it probably ferments almost 100% leaving nothing behind but the two famous byproducts c02 and our fav......alcohol.
Ive used straight corn sugar (dextrose) which is also referred to on wiki pedia as glucose to bump my ABV with no taste variation. You can buy a 5lb bag of corn sugar for like 5 bucks. was bored so i thought i would research.

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