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Old 06-30-2005, 01:27 AM   #11
May 2005
Northern Ill
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Sam, dont have to worry about flat beer the 5 lb can of co2 takes care of it, I use cornys. I use a bit of the priming sugar from the kits to make sure that the secondary has enough co2 to keep it crud free for a week or two, as I can never seem to get to moving from primary to secondary before fermentations is pretty much done. MPW

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Old 06-30-2005, 06:40 PM   #12
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Mar 2005
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I still say that adding sugar to the secondary is completely unnecessary. The alcohol content of your beer, combined with proper sanitizing practices are plenty to ward off any contamination at that point.

Adding sugar will only increase your alcohol content, without adding any flavor. It might make your beer finish out a little dryer, and could give it a wine/cider like flavor if you use too much. If that's what you're after, then go for it! Otherwise, I don't think it's necessary.
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