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Old 11-21-2005, 07:49 AM   #1
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Hi new to the brew game...
I got advice that adding a extra 200grams of sugar will lift the alcohol level to about 7% is this true?
And if so, should my hydrometer sink more? past the yellow marker???

How do i tell what my percentage is?
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:34 AM   #2
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Adding sugar can increase the Alcohol content
You need to take sg and fg hydrometer readings and do a calculation to work out the alchohol content.

You'll need to do a bit of reading to figure it all out.
http://www.howtobrew.com/

If your soul intention is higher alchohol content then it's probably easier to buy store bought brews.

Good luck with the brewing.
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WOW TOO COMPLICATED FOR ME ( THINK I NEED THE HOME BREW FOR DUMMIES BOOK)
ESPECIALLY AFTER A FEW COLD ONES, THANKS BUT....
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