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Old 04-08-2008, 04:21 AM   #1
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will adding sugar to my beer ruin it or just boost the alcohol level?

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I small amounts, say, 2 cups or less, it won't affect the tase and body too much. More than that, and you're inviting cidery flavors and generally thin beer. My preference is I want to add some ABV, is to use DME. It'll add body and flavor as well as the extra ABV.

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will adding sugar to my beer ruin it or just boost the alcohol level?
Depends on the beer and the amount of sugar you want to add. Maybe give us a recipe and we'll see what you've got.
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its a wheat with american hefeweizen yeast that all i know

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its a wheat with american hefeweizen yeast that all i know
If that's all the info you can get, just stick with the recipe/kit for this one. Get your procedures down, do some reading (www.howtobrew.com), and save the tinkering for future batches.
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its a wheat with american hefeweizen yeast that all i know
That style is light enough that added sugars will significantly affect the flavor and body. Go with an extra lb of light DME to give it a little boost without hurting it.
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i got the kit from lengthwise brewery
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