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Old 10-29-2006, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default ABV jump in secondary

My first batch ever is currently carbonating in bottles. When I bottled, my calculated ABV was somewhere around 2.9 which is a result of to much water in the beginning (rookie mistake). How much of an increase can I expect from the secondary fermentation? I would like for my first batch to at least be on par with commercial varieties in Mississippi which are regulated at 3.2%.

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I'm sorry to say that you probably will not get much of a raise in ABV once your beer is bottled. The priming is mainly there just to carbonate. Hope it tastes good.


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The priming sugar will add about 0.2%. Which isn't much in a Left Coast IPA , but even in this case, you won't notice the change.
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Well, .2 should at least put me over 3% and thats not bad for a first attempt. Thanks for all the imput guys! Its much more fun when you understand whats going on!
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