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Old 05-24-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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I brewed an Irish Stout this weekend and rushed things a bit because of party I had to get to. Just realized that what I thought was priming sugar was actually part of the fermentable sugar for the recipe. It's already started fermenting and was wondering if I could boil some water, dissolve the sugar and carefully dump it into my ale pail.

I guess I could just let it go and get a light Irish Stout but I think they are low enough in ABV as it is.

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Old 05-24-2010, 11:07 PM   #2
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Go ahead and add the sugar. An Irish Stout should be a bit dry.

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Old 05-25-2010, 02:40 AM   #3
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Sure, I have done that already after racking when I needed to add some water to make up the 5 gallon volume. The amount you have to add won't affect the brew much, if at all.

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Old 05-25-2010, 11:18 AM   #4
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Thanks, made some sugar water and added it last night. I'm thinking of this as a late yeast starter.

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