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Old 09-25-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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Brewed a coffee and cream stout last weekend and just added the coffee to my carboy. The kit came with a pack of Non-fermentable sugar but the instructions did not say what to do with it. I know I am supposed to add it about now but not sure how to prepare the sugar. Any suggestions?

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Old 09-25-2011, 01:04 AM   #2
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Are you talking about the priming sugar? That you add to it after your ferment is done right before bottling.

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You can boil it up with a couple cups of water and add it now, or add it along with your priming sugar in that boil, and add it to the bottling bucket- that's my preferred method at this point. But normally you would have added it to the boil in the last 15 minutes or so.

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Are you talking about the priming sugar?
Good point. Is it labeled "Priming Sugar," "Corn Sugar," "Lactose," "Non fermentable sugar, or "Maltodextrine?"
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I actually almost bottled my first batch without the priming sugar lol. I remembered at the last moment.

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I actually almost bottled my first batch without the priming sugar lol. I remembered at the last moment.
I believe to this day that I got some LD carlson lactose that was mis-labeled as Priming sugar. I had a couple batches that didn't carb at all, but I added the white powder.
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It's not the priming sugar. I like the idea of adding it to the biting bucket. Simple!

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Meant bottling bucket. The guy at the local store told me to add it when I add the coffee. Tasted it when I took a hydrometer reading (OG1.072-FG 1.020) and it tasted good. Thinking about not adding it at all. How will that change the overall taste?

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Meant bottling bucket. The guy at the local store told me to add it when I add the coffee. Tasted it when I took a hydrometer reading (OG1.072-FG 1.020) and it tasted good. Thinking about not adding it at all. How will that change the overall taste?
I would guess it would sweeten it? But that is just a guess though.
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Not big on sweet beers. I think I will leave it alone. Thanks for the help.

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