Raising Alcohol Levels - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Raising Alcohol Levels

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-21-2005, 08:49 AM   #1
mr vitamin beer
Recipes 
 
Nov 2005
Prestons
Posts: 8


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?
Thanks

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2005, 09:34 AM   #2
ScottT
 
ScottT's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2005
Hurst, Tx
Posts: 653
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


http://hbd.org/recipator/
__________________
Scott

Primary: Empty

Secondary #2: Empty

Bottle Conditioning: Oatmeal Stout

Drinking from Keg: Ordinary Bitter, Kolsch

Drinking bottled: Brown Autumn Wee Heavy
Hefe Weizen
Peaches and Cream Weizen


"This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption... Beer!"
-Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Friar Tuck.

Next up: Hefe Weizen

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2005, 09:45 AM   #3
Orfy
For the love of beer!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Orfy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2005
Cheshire, England
Posts: 11,732
Liked 95 Times on 62 Posts


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.
__________________
GET THE GOBLIN
Have a beer on me.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2005, 09:45 AM   #4
mr vitamin beer
Recipes 
 
Nov 2005
Prestons
Posts: 8

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

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2005, 09:49 AM   #5
mr vitamin beer
Recipes 
 
Nov 2005
Prestons
Posts: 8

that helped, thanks

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fruit raising the SG z987k Recipes/Ingredients 3 01-25-2008 03:01 PM
Raising alcohol content- MikeFlynn74 Extract Brewing 10 11-25-2007 03:54 PM
Something werid in the first batch......alcohol levels drop? BoxerDog Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 02-05-2007 09:35 PM
Co2 levels oxford brewer General Beer Discussion 8 02-16-2006 03:17 AM


Forum Jump