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Old 12-12-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Just wondering if i screwed up my belgian strong dark ale by adding 2 cups of cane sugar to the boil? I also added 1 lb of belgian candy sugar.

Whats the thought?



 
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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No problem. It'll be a little stronger, probably 8-10 gravity points and ~1% ABV



 
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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What about taste?

 
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:51 PM   #4
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I'd bet it will dry it out a bit. You'll probably see a low FG.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:56 PM   #5
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Demerara sugar (raw cane) would've been better with it's light brown sugar laced with honey flavor. A bit more complexity than just adding ABV.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:14 PM   #6
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What's your recipe? 3lbs of sugar could (potentially) be a large portion of your fermentables, which isn't always desirable.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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14# pilsner
1 lb spec B
1# amber belgian sugar
2 cups white cane sugar from the grocery store

 
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:28 PM   #8
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And wyeast trappist hg

 
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:28 PM   #9
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And some water too

 
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #10
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Should turn out great.



 
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