Originally Posted by TanaUmaga
I did not go the starter route. Still a little new to the homebrewing adventure. It is on the list.
I have a horrible feeling my grains were not cracked when I Mashed. Anything I can do to up the ABV a week into Primary?
Do you think all the grains were uncracked, or just the 10 pounds of pale malt?
Either way, that's going to really impact the final result. You can technically add some sugars (boil a pound or so of corn sugar in water for a few minutes, cool it, and then pour it in). But while that will add alcohol, it certainly won't help very much with the body of the beer. It will dry it out as well.
I think your best bet is to chalk it up to a lesson being learned and just see how it turns out as-is. Give it a few days, check the gravity, have a taste sample, and see how it is. Report back and let me know-- I'm curious about it.