Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Altering a kit
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-30-2005, 01:27 AM   #11
cbotrice
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Northern Ill
Posts: 90
Default

Sam, dont have to worry about flat beer the 5 lb can of co2 takes care of it, I use cornys. I use a bit of the priming sugar from the kits to make sure that the secondary has enough co2 to keep it crud free for a week or two, as I can never seem to get to moving from primary to secondary before fermentations is pretty much done. MPW

__________________
cbotrice is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-30-2005, 06:40 PM   #12
SwAMi75
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SwAMi75's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Midwest City, OK
Posts: 2,492
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I still say that adding sugar to the secondary is completely unnecessary. The alcohol content of your beer, combined with proper sanitizing practices are plenty to ward off any contamination at that point.

Adding sugar will only increase your alcohol content, without adding any flavor. It might make your beer finish out a little dryer, and could give it a wine/cider like flavor if you use too much. If that's what you're after, then go for it! Otherwise, I don't think it's necessary.

__________________
May you go marching in three-measure time
Dressed up as asses, drunk to the nines
Swing from the rafters, shouting those songs
Gone unsung for far too long

SwAMi75 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Altering hops in a kit recipe jbambuti Recipes/Ingredients 2 09-18-2009 02:43 PM
Altering Hops ratios loughbrew General Beer Discussion 5 05-30-2009 02:40 AM
Altering Mr. Beer joe_and_jeep Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 12-30-2008 07:09 PM
Altering Recipe Kits Unkle Danky Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 11-11-2008 12:08 AM
Altering Brown Ale Recipe Help Tarindel Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 03-03-2008 04:00 PM