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Old 06-24-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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I was brewing my house beer which I've brewed tons of times. It's is a 1.042 starting gravity session black ale with all chinook. I'm not sure what went wrong in the brew day but my starting gravity came up short at 1.030. So I dissolved a pound of turbinado sugar in a cup of water and brought it to a boil then cooled it down to 70 degrees and poured into the wort. This brought the beer up to 1.040 and this morning when I got up the beer is fermenting away.

I'm curious what the finished product will be I'm thinking the only possible negative outcome is that the beer might come off a bit thin.


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Old 06-24-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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I think the molasses from the turbinado sugar will add a nice complexity, especially for a black ale.


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That's true I might end up using sugar going forward
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The beer will definitely be drier. Take a FG. It might be close to 1.000.
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The beer will definitely be drier. Take a FG. It might be close to 1.000.
Maybe 1.008 or 1.004, but I can't see 1.000
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I agree I'm banking on 1.008 which is fine since when I normally make I it goes down to 1.010-1.008 all malt. Ya 1.000 is a far stretch.
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Maybe 1.008 or 1.004, but I can't see 1.000
I just saw this, on a 1.120 OG IPA... Frikkin wlp099. We'll, now you've seen it
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Wow.
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I just saw this, on a 1.120 OG IPA... Frikkin wlp099. We'll, now you've seen it
That's a different beer, bonehead! I've seen beers finish low before, but I obviously meant that I can't see this beer finishing at 1.000
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That's a different beer, bonehead! I've seen beers finish low before, but I obviously meant that I can't see this beer finishing at 1.000
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