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Old 06-29-2011, 01:56 PM   #1
goaticus
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I just finished my first 10 gallon batch in my new keggle and my sg is a bit low for my liking. Can I add extract or corn sugar to bring it up?

 
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:00 PM   #2
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Yup, sure can. Just boil enough water to dissolve it and then boil the solution for ~ 10 minutes to sanitize. Chill it down and pour it in. Try not to splash in order to prevent oxygen from getting in.

Has it already started fermenting? What's the style?

 
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:24 PM   #3
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Yes it has. I check this morning before leaving for work and it was quite active. It is my second go at cloning Wild Bill's Orange Blossom Cream Ale. The first was great, but a little too hoppy and a bit weak on the orange.

 
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:58 PM   #4
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Yeah, you'll be fine pouring it in (after boiling to sanitize and chilling). If you can, pour into a funnel with a tube that gets it below the wort's surface (in the fermenter). Don't forget to sanitize everything.

 
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