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Old 12-19-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
Jan 2011
Ottawa, ON
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To bottle my beer, I added just over 3/4cup of sugar dissolved in just over a cup of water. My gravity now reads 1016 when it was reading 1014 a few days ago. The reading hadn't changed in several days so I thought I was ready to bottle. The recipe calls for a FG of 1012-1014.

Did I make an error or would that 3/4 cup of sugar make that much of a difference in gravity? I'm concerned now that I may be overcarbonated or worse, that fermentation hadn't finished as I thought it had.

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Old 12-19-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
Jan 2010
Medford, MA
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Originally Posted by Jacktar View Post
Did I make an error or would that 3/4 cup of sugar make that much of a difference in gravity?
3/4 cup of sugar would raise it about 2pts so sounds fine.

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Old 12-19-2011, 07:57 PM   #3
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Yep your fine, the added sugar raised your dcp27 said...about 2 points.
wait....what do you mean all the beer is gone!

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