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Old 01-18-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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Just learned SG and OG can be increased by adding DME. Anyone know about how much DME to add per gravity point? Are we talking spoonfuls or cupfuls of DME for a 5 gal batch?

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Old 05-15-2013, 03:05 AM   #3
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im ready to move from my primary to the secondary can i add some dme to to raise the gravity

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im ready to move from my primary to the secondary can i add some dme to to raise the gravity
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Sure you can be sure to add to water and boil. Adding wort to beer adds lots of oxygen which can negatively impact flavor of beer aka oxidation. I'd weigh the low gravity vs potentially oxidized beer and make a decision from there.

How far u off from OG?

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Why? What was wrong with it in the first place?

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Sure you can be sure to add to water and boil. Adding wort to beer adds lots of oxygen which can negatively impact flavor of beer aka oxidation. I'd weigh the low gravity vs potentially oxidized beer and make a decision from there.

How far u off from OG?
Also, keep in mind that since you're adding fermentables that it's not really a "secondary" any more but instead an extension of the primary. A "secondary" is a clearing phase, and it doesn't really matter, but I can't imagine why starting a new fermentation at this point in a new fermenter would be indicated.
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Thanks for your input. I had low gravity and left that way. I'll try it and see how the flavor is.

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