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Old 01-04-2013, 12:09 AM   #1
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Made a Belgian strong and accidentally forgot to add my 2lbs of table sugar. So the day after it was already fermenting, I made 2 cups of sugar water and poured it in my wort after it cooled. My gravity before the sugar was 1.062. Is there a way to estimate my adjusted gravity after I added 2lbs of table sugar?

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Sure. Just go back to whatever program you used to come up with the 1.062 SG and add two pounds of sugar.

According to qbrew (handy for things like this) for a 5 gallon yield the adjusted OG would be 1.080...

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Thanks! I didn't use a program. I used a hygrometer and took a reading before I pitched the yeast.

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Sugar is about 40 points per pound per gallon so 80 points divided by 5 gallons is 16 points. 1.062 plus .016 = 1.078...pretty close to the software calculation.

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Good to know. Thanks heli.

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