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Old 10-29-2009, 03:22 AM   #1
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Default Forgot the Corn Sugar in Boil-Christmas Ale Kit

Thought i was doing a fine job of putting together the kit. Had a 1 pound bag of Corn Sugar that didnt make it into the main boil. Didnt realize it until after i was cooling down the wort. The OG was less than was supposed to be, about 1.045 instead of expected 1.065. Supposing i'll still have good beer, but just much lighter in ABV than expected? Am i right or doomed ??

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Old 10-29-2009, 03:26 AM   #2
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Where did the kit come from? The reason I ask is because many places will include 5oz of corn sugar for bottle conditioning.... not during the boil. Do you still have the direction sheet?

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Old 10-29-2009, 03:31 AM   #3
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was a Brewers Best kit. This was a separate corn sugar, 1 pound. the conditioning sugar is in separate bag. the kit called for the 1 lb. of corn sugar to be put in with the 6.6# of liquid malt extract and 1# of dry golden malt extract. never made it in!

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Old 10-29-2009, 03:44 AM   #4
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I would imagine you could boil the sugar in two or so cups of water, cool down then add in with the rest of the beer.

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Old 10-29-2009, 03:45 AM   #5
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You can just add it to the fermenter.

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Old 10-29-2009, 09:35 AM   #6
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Your right, the beer will just be lower alcohol, the corn sugar doesn't really contribute to the flavor, just the ABV. And as said before, you can always add it to the fermentor.

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You're fine. As others have said, not having it in is just gonna lower the ABV.

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Old 10-29-2009, 01:11 PM   #8
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I would imagine you could boil the sugar in two or so cups of water, cool down then add in with the rest of the beer.
This. There are reasons why adding the sugar a few days later is actually better than adding it to the boil.
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This. There are reasons why adding the sugar a few days later is actually better than adding it to the boil.
Can you explain this?
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This. There are reasons why adding the sugar a few days later is actually better than adding it to the boil.
I'm confused, if it doesn't affect flavor and is supposed to only affect ABV wouldn't you want it in as long as possible so the yeast can do their thing for longer? Or is it something with boiling breaking up the sugar molecules? I'm lost
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