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Old 04-08-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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what is the best way to raise the abu??? Add sugar,dme or a booster pack???

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Old 04-08-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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Sugar will potentially dry out your beer and make it cidery. Dme will do it, but you might need more hops to balance the malt

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Old 04-08-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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The best way is to brew a recipe that has a higher ABV.

Sugar will raise the ABV but will also dry out the beer.
DME seems the best choice for what you have given. If you don't change the hop amounts also you will get an unbalanced beer.
I don't know what a booster pack is.

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Old 04-08-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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when i did mr. beer you could get a booster pack that would raise the abv. i think it is pretty much dextrose.

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The best way is to plan a bigger beer from the getgo.
Sometimes I will add a pound of sugar to dry my beers out a little more. The abv bump is just a little bonus

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Old 04-08-2012, 12:13 PM   #6
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ok thanks i like high octane beer like 9 to 10 % beers but i seem to be making 5 to 6 %, well i guess just drink acouple and will have the same effect lol

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Old 04-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #7
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how would i do it if i was doing all grain more malt???

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Old 04-08-2012, 03:53 PM   #8
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when i did mr. beer you could get a booster pack that would raise the abv. i think it is pretty much dextrose.
It is a mixture of dextrose and malto-dextrin, similar to DME, it is not fully fermentable.

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how would i do it if i was doing all grain more malt???
Yes, and lowering the mash temp so as not to end up with a sweet beer.
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i know how to lower the mash temp open the lid. thanks only one all grain under my belt, so im really new to this. i was a can and dme man. want to try all grain. my first all grain was o'fest. will try it in october.

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:50 AM   #10
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i know how to lower the mash temp open the lid. thanks only one all grain under my belt, so im really new to this.
No, you lower the mash temp by lowering the strike temp.
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