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Old 09-02-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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I'm brewing it right now. Please help... When do you add the corn sugar?

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Old 09-02-2010, 05:42 PM   #2
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I added it the last five minutes of boil, you really just wante to sanitize it with the boiling wort. If you put it at the 60 minute it could make your beer darker, or at least that is what ive heard.

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Old 09-02-2010, 05:47 PM   #3
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yep, at the end just want to dissolve it and kill any nasties.

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I added mine at the beginning of the boil and it came out fine. Didn't take long to kick that keg I can tell you.

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I decided to add mine during fermentation after it reduces a bit (to maybe a bubbling airlock once every 3 to 5 seconds). Of course, you boil a little water, dissolve the sugar in it and let it cool first. What that does is help dry out the beer (highly attenuated). Plus, I read somewhere that it allows the yeast a full opportunity to go through the growth stage during fermentation: adding dextrose before fermentation begins actually helps to inhibit this growth stage.

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:27 PM   #6
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In the two batches I've done, I added the sugar at the begining of the boil. Seemed to work just fine.

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A lot of different ideas here about adding the sugar. Does anyone know how Vinnie intended it to be added? I put mine in with 5 min. left to boil. What a killer beer this should be.

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A lot of different ideas here about adding the sugar. Does anyone know how Vinnie intended it to be added? I put mine in with 5 min. left to boil. What a killer beer this should be.
the point is that you made a good beer no matter what. I don't think there would be any flavor difference, maybe color like GodsStepBrother said.

You know the reason why Vinnie put sugar in the first place was because his mash was not large enough for this beer and it added the gravity points he needed without the space. They use a different system now but still do it this way. It also helps dry out this beer.
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Russian River adds it at the begining of the boil for 90 minutes.

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Old 09-03-2010, 04:14 PM   #10
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I just tasted mine from the keg last night for the first time. I added it at the beginning of the 90 minute boil. My color actually looks dead on. I was a little worried about several aspects of this beer, but man, did it really come out great. I added 1lb. corn sugar at 90 mins.

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