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Old 11-30-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
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What can be used to make a booster ? I have some priming sugar and light DME sitting around. Can this be used ? How much of what would be needed for a 5 gal batch ? Im mostly doing pail ales,IPAs, amber ales.

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Old 12-01-2012, 12:24 AM   #2
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Why do you want to artificially boost the abv?

I'm curious.
'Tis himself

In the fermenters: nada

In the bottle: nada

In the fridge(and the glass): nada

On Deck: anything i can think of

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Old 12-01-2012, 12:28 AM   #3
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Sure, you can use either or both. I would recommend using a brewing software (BeerSmith has a free 30 day trial) when you start adding fermentable sugars and other ingredients. It will help you keep tabs on the other variables too, not just ABV. Corn sugar will certainly boost your ABV, but can reduce the body of your beer and can begin producing off flavors if used too heavy (Think < 10% is recommended, but I'd stay below that).

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