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sinnottscott 07-08-2011 06:27 PM

Added priming sugar way too early!
Some friends and I were brewing a batch of beer from a kit and the priming sugar got added instead of the liquid malt extract. We realized our mistake, added the malt extract and completed the initial brewing process by adding our hops and then siphoning into a carboy. How will this affect the final outcome of our beer? Any ideas on what to do to minimize the effect of this mistake on our final brew? Thanks!

BrewForMe 07-08-2011 06:33 PM

Nothing to worry about, your ABV will be a little higher, but probably not even noticeable. Just make sure you get some more priming sugar when its time to bottle.

thethirsty1 07-08-2011 06:34 PM

You will be fine 4-5oz of sugar wont ruin your beer when i made kits I would seperate brewday ingredients and put the bottling sugar elsewhere

birvine 07-08-2011 06:38 PM

Tiny change that you can ignore. Just get more priming sugar and prime as normal.


cadarnell 07-08-2011 07:20 PM

its ruined .. I am qualified to dispose if it tho .. so just send it my way :) (jk .. its fine)

abefroman 07-08-2011 07:23 PM

Doesn't matter, all the sugar will ferment anyway.

Revvy 07-08-2011 07:43 PM

The fermentation of 5 ounces of priming sugar only adds .003 gravity points to your gravity. So that alcohol content increase is really negligible.

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