HELP Table sugar in the brew, what will that do? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > HELP Table sugar in the brew, what will that do?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-10-2013, 02:52 AM   #1
bsfire
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 6



MrBeer Patriot Lager Deluxe with 1 BrewMax LME Softpack - Pale was the brew tonight and some how a 1/4 cup of table sugar ended up in it what will this do?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 02:54 AM   #2
thughes
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Rochester
Posts: 701
Liked 52 Times on 49 Posts


It will simply up the ABV a bit and dry it out a little (guess what is in those Mr. Beer "Booster" packs?). Relax and enjoy!
__________________
nurture my pig

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 02:57 AM   #3
LLBeanJ
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
LLBeanJ's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Windsor, CO
Posts: 2,674
Liked 601 Times on 441 Posts


It will increase the ABV a little bit and increase dryness slightly. Considering it was only a 1/4 cup, I wouldn't worry about it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 02:57 AM   #4
eric19312
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
eric19312's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
, NY
Posts: 1,058
Liked 123 Times on 100 Posts


I don't know much about mr beer but I use table sugar in my own recipes in order to increase alcohol without increasing body. Imperial IPA and similar big beers that you don't want to end up syrupy. I think you will be fine.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 03:00 AM   #5
jmh286
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
jmh286's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Port Wentworth, GA
Posts: 193
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


You MIGHT get a slight cidery flavor, but with a 1/4 cup that's not likely. You will most likely increase your ABV a little and, finish a little dryer. Still drinkable beer if you maintain your fermentation temps.
__________________
Mmmmmmm...Beer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 03:03 AM   #6
norsk
 
norsk's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
San Simeon, CA
Posts: 526
Liked 50 Times on 37 Posts


Just used a couple of pounds of sugar in a Tripel the other day... I think your 1/4 cup will work out just fine...
__________________
veteransforpeace.org


VALHALLA BREWERY

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 04:04 AM   #7
Yourrealdad
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Glenwood Springs, CO
Posts: 271
Liked 20 Times on 13 Posts


It will help lower your final gravity (drying it out) by adding simple sugars and increasing the yeasts ability to consume the more complex sugars. I have heard that it is actually better to put the sugar in when fermentation slows to kick it up and that the yeast don't get lazy with the easy sugars before the complex sugars. You shouldn't have to worry about cidery our thin beer with only a 1/4 cup.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 04:19 AM   #8
Stauffbier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Stauffbier's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
El Paso, TX
Posts: 5,118
Liked 1048 Times on 641 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bsfire View Post
some how a 1/4 cup of table sugar ended up in it
Was it gremlins?
__________________
Bier war sein letztes wort dann trugen ihn die Englein fort...


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 04:21 AM   #9
lumpher
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
texas
Posts: 5,070
Liked 267 Times on 228 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by jmh286 View Post
You MIGHT get a slight cidery flavor, but with a 1/4 cup that's not likely. You will most likely increase your ABV a little and, finish a little dryer. Still drinkable beer if you maintain your fermentation temps.
trappist monks use it, and their beers are usually declared the best in the world. i use it in mine; not that good, but i choke them down lose that thought about "cidery flavor".
__________________
There is no "i" in denial.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 04:25 AM   #10
Diver165
 
Diver165's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2010
Huntington, WVA
Posts: 524
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Stauffbier View Post
Was it gremlins?
That was my thoughts...

How does a 1/4 of sugar just happen to fall into your beer?

I seriously doubt you'll even notice anything.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Table sugar time table billk911 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 03-21-2011 06:33 PM
Help - Converting recipes to GF and subbing table sugar for corn sugar yurtbrewer Gluten Free Brewing 11 02-27-2011 04:43 PM
Sugar: organic, regular table sugar and sugar in the raw hiphops Recipes/Ingredients 1 02-12-2011 01:53 AM
Corn Sugar vs Table Sugar flavor (7lbs worth) Dionysos911 Winemaking Forum 28 02-02-2010 04:26 PM
Clear candy sugar vs table sugar (sucrose) for Belgian miatawnt2b Recipes/Ingredients 3 10-29-2008 01:45 PM


Forum Jump