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Old 10-02-2012, 04:57 PM   #11
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Yea yea, its been fixed I dont think my hand to mind connection has ever had to think of corn sugar in amounts larger than a few oz so thats what came out

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by FuzzeWuzze View Post
Beersmith says 16oz(1lb) of Corn sugar(Dextrose) would raise you about 1.5% ABV per 5 gallons if added after the boil.
Originally Posted by Double_D View Post
No way. Something's got to be wrong there. 1oz of dextrose = 1.5% abv in 5 gal?
I just messed with Beersmith. 1 pound of dextrose increased my recipe 1%.

edit": also too slow in typing.

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Old 10-02-2012, 07:18 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by helibrewer View Post
Is that increase in alcohol based on a SG reading or a lab test? It may be that the variables affecting SG make very small changes difficult to measure accurately.
It's based on a quick n dirty unverified lab test that I did. My value before priming was similar to the value from the hydrometer tests. I also tested a commercial microbrew and found that my value was about 0.5% higher than on the bottle, for what that's worth.

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Old 03-23-2015, 04:26 AM   #14
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I just added 5 oz I priming sugar to 5.2 gallons of wort and got an increase from 1.03 SG to 1.04 SG. Good thing to because now I am in my target range for this pale ale. Does anyone know if this will affect taste?

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