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Old 05-05-2010, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Adding DME 1 week after started fermentation on yeast cake?

So I got a beer going that was too low on OG really but needed to get it on cake.......and LHBS was closed. So can I added DME later?

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Old 05-05-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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I don't see it being a problem as long as you boil it first, and pitch it as closely as possible to the current fermentation temperature (so you don't shock your yeast). However, you will be increasing your volume slightly with the additonal liquid.

I would not add DME to the fermenter without first boiling it.

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You will need to boil it in some water first but it should be fine.

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Yeah I have room in fermenter no problem. I plan on boiling no problem.......

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Then you are fine. The yeast will eat sugar after fermentation has finished when they carb up bottles, so they'll also restart fermentation if you add a fresh dose of DME.

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