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Old 05-17-2009, 11:11 PM   #1
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Brewed a batch of Kolsch and missed my OG by about 10 points. I've calculated that about 3/4lb of corn sugar would do the trick to get back where I need to be. Any problems if I boil the corn sugar in a couple of pints of water, cool and add to the pitched wort?

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Old 05-17-2009, 11:13 PM   #2
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Brewed a batch of Kolsch and missed my OG by about 10 points. I've calculated that about 3/4lb of corn sugar would do the trick to get back where I need to be. Any problems if I boil the corn sugar in a couple of pints of water, cool and add to the pitched wort?

Cheers,

Dukester
Personally I would just leave it as is. If you want to adjust the OG up, I would use some extra light or light DME to boost the gravity, rather than corn sugar. Corn sugar is 100% fermentable and will dry out the beer, along with raising the OG.



 
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:14 PM   #3
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Light malt extract would probably be better. Dextrose would ferment out to nothin'.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:07 AM   #4
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Was this a partial boil? If so, leave it alone. You probably just didn't get the top off water mixed well enough with the wort.

 
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:14 AM   #5
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It was a partial boil. I honestly don't remember if I gave it a good stir in the carboy so your probably right. Fermentation seemed to proceed normally and didn't taper off early.

Thanks for the help.

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Dukester


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