I was cooking up a batch of irish stout (brewers best kit) and everything was going great figured out that when I thought I put the Malto Dex in I put the Priming suger in. I went ahead and put the Malto Dex in at that point and plan to buy a new packet of priming suger. Does anyone think this is going to hurt anything other then possible being a little sweet when I drink it??
one of you that may have made this same mistake please let me know if I should scrap the whole batch or if I should just deal with the sweetness.
Barry in MI
Adding that small amount of sugar isn't going to do a thing to ruin your beer. Think about it; you were going to add it anyway when you bottled.
Your priming sugar was most likely dextrose, which ferments out almost completely so it leaves no residual flavour. If you added a pound or so it would make the beer seem thin but since you probably added only a few ounces it really doesn't matter. Enjoy the stout!
Thanks for the info I wasn't sure if it was going to hurt anything or not. I figured it might be just a little sweet if anything. I broke one of the major rules and didn't relax and take my time to enjoy the whole process and made my mistake but oh well. I bet it gets drank anyway. No one will know except me unless I get drunk and tell them anyway. Barry in MI
Don't worry, If you added one pound of Sugar to the boil in a 5 gallon batch, that probably raised your starting gravity by .009 and if it ferments all the way out (as it should), that will raise you ABV by about 1.17%. Cheers.
If he added the pre-packed priming sugar, it was more like a cup. It won't add any sweetness. It will all ferment and add just a little bit of alchohol. Like kegerator said even a pound of sugar would ferment, but would not add sweetness. Fermenting sugar from grains makes better beer than fermenting processed sugar though. I don't want the new guy to think he found a shortcut to higher ABV%.
No big deal Barry. Just get more priming sugar for bottling time.