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Old 03-06-2013, 05:14 PM   #11
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wouldn't say it's completely ruined, and would recommend you definitely NOT throw it out.

but I don't think it will be very good.


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I understand that its to sugary at this point. What can I do that will improve this ****y beer. I'm on a budget I don't have a lot of money to spend on it. Thats why I bought a canned kit.


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Old 03-06-2013, 05:18 PM   #13
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I understand that its to sugary at this point. What can I do that will improve this ****y beer. I'm on a budget I don't have a lot of money to spend on it. Thats why I bought a canned kit.
Not much. But to keep messing with it will only make it worse.

It should be drinkable, if you get it super cold before drinking.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:18 PM   #14
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So by me adding an extra .010 to the original gravity I ruined the beer?
depends on your definition of ruined. If you expect a somewhat dry alcoholic malt tasting beverage with bitterness and thin mouth feel (think water) then no. If you expect a somewhat thicker(think milk), more flavorful beer like flavor then probably.

In a beer it is generally best to go no more than 20 to 25% non malt fermentables (sugar, honey, fruit juice, etc). More than that thins out the beer and leaves you with alcohol, but less beer flavor.

Does this mean it won't be drinkable? maybe maybe not. Only your tastes can tell, but it won't be as good as it could/should have been.

When you move this to a secondary (called racking) taste it. If it seems like being more bitter, or could use some hop flavor, then put in 1/2 to 1 oz of hops, otherwise don't bother.

I'd recommend if you wnat more fermentables, reach for a can of unhopped extract next time.

And if this is not very drinkable, chalk it up to experience, grab another recipe and give another go. BTW, typically beers will have between 1.040 and 1.050 OG. A higher gravity beer will be above 1.060. A Begian double forinstance has a range of 1.060 to 1.075 if I recall correctly. (Tripples go I think 1.070 to 1.085)
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Another vote agreeing with others: let it ride. You may like what kind of beer it turns out to be. What kind of yeast did you pitch? If you want to dry hop it when you rack, you'll at least impart some aroma that might mask any cidery notes. It won't affect anything else all that much.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:23 PM   #16
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how will it taste?

buy a Molsons Ale. dump about 1/3 out, fill it back up with vodka, swirl it around a little. take a sip

yum?

if all you want is alcohol on a budget, you've got the vodka
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Since the topic here is higher ABV how many of you remember this from your younger days.
Sorry, just had to go there.
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Alright guys thanks for the responces. I understand, guess I'll try malt extract next time and not add anything extra. Guess we will find out in time how awful this abomination is. I think next time I'll try a red beer.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:29 PM   #19
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I was also asking if I added that much sugar to it then why didn't the original gravity change much?
Each pound of table sugar per gallon adds 46 gravity points (raises gravity by 0.046)
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Each pound of table sugar per gallon adds 46 gravity points (raises gravity by 0.046)
Wish I would have known that sooner lol. I thought adding sugar would have increased it a lot. So I only added around what 1%?


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