Ok so I've been reading here for a while but this is my first post.
Years ago I brewed up a few batches of beer, no super success so I stopped.
couple of weeks ago I decided to try it again.
I dug out all my equipment, cleaned/sanitized and bought a Kit, a Brew House Prairie Wheat kit.
Ive done the primary fermentation and the OG was 1.042, which the kit said was within range of what it should be
at racking to the carboy 3.5 days later the SG was 1.030.
now 1 week into sitting quietly in the carboy the SG is 1.005.
According to the chart with my hydrometer that puts the alcohol around .5%
according to the brewhouse website the beer will be 1.045-1.047 at FG (http://www.thebrewhouse.com/technical/index.htm
With this kit, the instructions doesnt have me mixing the sugar (dextrose in this kit) until bottling time.
So my question is, and the kit's instructions dont have any mention of this.
when adding the sugar at the bottling stage is that when the alcohol process begins and it will increase? or is that for carbonating? and lastly, have I made a batch really low alcohol beer?
Thanks in advance and bottoms up!