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Blackhawkbrew 10-26-2008 12:01 AM

Alcohol booster
 
I'm planning on doing my first parital mash tomorrow (AHS Special Holiday Ale). I got the 1% alcohol booster also. The directions call for adding this the same time as the LME. I'm going to do a late extract addition and was wondering if I can add the booster when I add the LME (last 15 minutes of the boil).

Thanks

BigKahuna 10-26-2008 12:08 AM

Yup.
I add mine with the Irish Moss usually

Bigsnake 10-26-2008 03:48 AM

I just bought some of the alcohol boost as well. About to add it to an oatmeal stout. Been wanting to see how it compares to using something like candi sugar.

How much does one pack raise the OG?

BigKahuna 10-26-2008 03:54 AM

A pack raises gravity .0076

Bigsnake 10-26-2008 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigKahuna (Post 917998)
A pack raises gravity .0076

If that's correct, then the OG of the beer I made tonight should have been 1.058 + .0076 puts it at 1.065. I measured 1.064 before pitching :)

G-E-R-M-A-N 10-26-2008 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigKahuna (Post 917998)
A pack raises gravity .0076

That is one of the goofs that I had with the first batch that I made.

I wound up diluting my beer down to the recommended gravity on the instruction sheet. (not thinking about how this would make it go up DUH!)

My beer tasted watery yet you could tell it had alcohol.


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