Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > I'm not sure how to Phrase this for the title

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-02-2005, 04:03 PM   #1
justbrewit
Zythos Conisseur
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
justbrewit's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: tracy, ca
Posts: 656
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Double fermintation by adding more sugars

so heres whats going on, i have a batch of my 5 bite bitter that i added spices to for a christmas ale. its been in the primary for 3 weeks now(i know, i know, should have racked to the secondary) but, here's what i'm wondering. i just go candy sugar finally, can i boil up some water, add some candy sugar and pour this into the primary and maybe raise the ABV a little bit?? this ale only had 6 lbs of LME in it and i'd like some thing a little stronger. is this even possible? would i be messing the whole batch up by adding to it now? any ideas on this would be great. i know that if i do this i'll have to roust the yeast, not a big deal. i can do that.

__________________
UNDER THE STAIRS BREWERY AND MEADERY

2.5 gal cantalope mead
5.5 gal coconut milk mead

Last edited by justbrewit; 12-04-2005 at 05:37 PM. Reason: figured out how to phrase it
justbrewit is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 133 Times on 126 Posts

Default

Even the pros make adjustments. I'd rack it to a secondary and make the addition. There should be enough yeast, even after three weeks.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2005, 11:10 PM   #3
brackbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 360
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I agree. Rack it and make the addition...it's much better than using table sugar to increase the ABV...are you using belgian candy sugar?

__________________
brackbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2005, 03:55 PM   #4
justbrewit
Zythos Conisseur
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
justbrewit's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: tracy, ca
Posts: 656
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

i'm using belgan candy sugar. i might have added a bit much, i don't know. the boxes are 500 grams, i'm not sure what that adds up to in pounds. i added 6 boxes. i boiled up water, added the candy sugar and boiled down to make a syrup. i'm using my carboy as my primary so i couldn't rack to a secondary. i poured in the syrup and then rousted my yeast a few times, now i've got a second fremintation going on, nice head on it and my yeast are happy. we'll see how it turns out.

__________________
UNDER THE STAIRS BREWERY AND MEADERY

2.5 gal cantalope mead
5.5 gal coconut milk mead
justbrewit is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2005, 04:02 PM   #5
El Pistolero
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
El Pistolero's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston, Baja Oklahoma
Posts: 3,598
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justbrewit
i'm using belgan candy sugar. i might have added a bit much, i don't know. the boxes are 500 grams, i'm not sure what that adds up to in pounds. i added 6 boxes.
You added 3 Kg (6.6 lb) of candy sugar? That's going to raise your abv by more than just a little bit.
__________________

[/I] Up Next - Hobgoblin
After That - Czech Pilsner
Primary - Humboldt Hop Rod (4/24)
Primary - NOT Wheat AG SNCA (5/5)
Secondary -
Conditioning - SNCA Clone (3/3),

El Pistolero is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2005, 04:05 PM   #6
justbrewit
Zythos Conisseur
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
justbrewit's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: tracy, ca
Posts: 656
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

well, it is a spiced christmas ale!! how better to deal with the relatives then a few pints of good strong ale.

__________________
UNDER THE STAIRS BREWERY AND MEADERY

2.5 gal cantalope mead
5.5 gal coconut milk mead
justbrewit is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2005, 09:40 PM   #7
Denny's Evil Concoctions
Grande Megalomaniac
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Denny's Evil Concoctions's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: West Kelowna BC, Canada
Posts: 7,767
Liked 50 Times on 42 Posts

Default

You should be OK adding it to the primary, even at 3 weeks. Rock the primary around to get a good swirl going to mix up the yeast from the bottom. Won't have to worry about oxidation as long as there has bee time for co2 to build up before swirling.

What yeast are you using? You may or may not end up with a high FG.

BTW, what was your recipe?

__________________

I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/denn...9/#post1766281

http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Tapro...ook_Repository

Denny's Evil Concoctions is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2005, 09:45 PM   #8
Denny's Evil Concoctions
Grande Megalomaniac
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Denny's Evil Concoctions's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: West Kelowna BC, Canada
Posts: 7,767
Liked 50 Times on 42 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justbrewit
I know the voices in my head aren't real, but some times they have some pretty good ideas!!
It's when the voices in your head argue with each other that drives you nuts!
__________________

I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/denn...9/#post1766281

http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Tapro...ook_Repository

Denny's Evil Concoctions is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2005, 09:46 PM   #9
Orfy
For the love of beer!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Orfy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cheshire, England
Posts: 11,853
Liked 68 Times on 52 Posts
Likes Given: 30

Default

Get them all pissed then it gets interesting.

__________________
GET THE GOBLIN
Have a beer on me.
Orfy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2005, 10:21 PM   #10
Genghis77
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Genghis77's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Oregon on the Umpqua
Posts: 533
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Metric conversion

Those 500mg packages of candy sugar each come to 1.1 pounds.
So, looks like you added 6.6 pounds. If it's bubbling you must be using a sugar tolerant yeast that is up to the task.

__________________
Genghis77 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Title that does not start with Greetings From, Welcome From, Hi From, etc aubrey Introductions 10 01-06-2009 07:57 PM
The Phrase that drives the Democrate party! Reverend JC Debate Forum 77 10-27-2008 05:34 PM
Explain the phrase don't fear the foam? ndhowlett General Beer Discussion 17 10-17-2008 03:36 AM
Need some help with a French phrase Ó Flannagáin General Chit Chat 7 10-29-2007 02:00 AM