Originally Posted by tjstromquist
I ordered the Vanilla Weizen from HomebrewHeaven. If I were wanting to up the Alc% would adding 1lb of light dry malt extract at the beginning of the boil help? I think I read this somewhere but not sure if that was true.
anything that adds more fermentable sugar to the wort will result in more alcohol in the beer. additional extract is probably the best thing to use (as opposed to corn sugar) since it adds both alcohol AND beer flavor.
1 lb of extract will give you a good abv bump (about 0.8%, I think) and probably won't upset the balance of the recipe too much.