Think I made Mistake...HELP!!! - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Think I made Mistake...HELP!!!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-07-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
wt23
Recipes 
 
Apr 2013
, Cleveland
Posts: 23
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



Hi,
This is my second batch of larger and I think I have completely messed it up.
I added more sugar during primary fermentation, however i did not use boiling water to dissolve it. There was a big fizzle, its calmed down not but will my beer be undrinkable now or can i save it?

Thanks

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
seriousbeef
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
Northampton, England
Posts: 105
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


How much is more sugar exactly?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 02:09 PM   #3
goodgodilovebeer
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Calgary, AB Canada
Posts: 276
Liked 22 Times on 18 Posts


It'll be fine.

Was the extra sugar a part of the recipe? The only thing that will happen is you'll have a higher ABV beer in the end.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 02:41 PM   #4
wt23
Recipes 
 
Apr 2013
, Cleveland
Posts: 23
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Thanks guys. I put in like quarter of a KG. The ABV was only like 3.27 so i wanted to make it stronger, I wasn't expecting that little mini explosion lol the room stinks like a brewery now lol
phew thought I would have to waste beer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
goodgodilovebeer
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Calgary, AB Canada
Posts: 276
Liked 22 Times on 18 Posts


LOL, kinda like pop rocks into a bottle of coke?
For next time, dried malt extract would be a better choice to add fermentables to a beer, but sugar works just fine.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #6
wt23
Recipes 
 
Apr 2013
, Cleveland
Posts: 23
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Yeah I'll give that a go next time. Is it better to use that rather than brewing sugar from the start.?

IM thinking of moving on to ale next.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 01:20 PM   #7
goodgodilovebeer
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Calgary, AB Canada
Posts: 276
Liked 22 Times on 18 Posts


It depends...

DME won't ferment out fully like corn/cane sugar will, so the end result in the beer is a fuller mouthfeel due to more unfermentables compared to the other sugars mentioned. Let this beer finish up and give it a taste, if you love it, brew it again the same as before. If you feel like it's missing something, try using DME.

The main thing you should be focussed on (as a new brewer), is sanitation and trying to get the best fermentation possible out of your yeast. If you're using dried yeast, start by rehydrating. It makes a difference!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 01:35 PM   #8
DSorenson
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
, Connecticut
Posts: 799
Liked 123 Times on 91 Posts


Would have been a good idea to boil the sugar, but that's acceptable. As a personal preference, I'd rather make a great small beer style than add sugar.

Did you top off the fermenter with water? I did that once and didn't mix it well enough in the carboy with the higher density wort. The result was a hydrometer reading that was 1.030 and it should have been 1.055.

It'll be fine
__________________
Ever have trouble getting a "big beer" to carbonate in the bottle? Read the "rules" and please add your story to the list!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 10:16 PM   #9
wt23
Recipes 
 
Apr 2013
, Cleveland
Posts: 23
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I didn't top up with water I did make a mess though lol. It's smelling good so think will be ok

Yeah I got some sanitizer solution cuz I heard that's one of the main pitfalls.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 10:25 PM   #10
gestyr
Just an earthbound misfit
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
gestyr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2007
Pencilvania
Posts: 436
Liked 55 Times on 44 Posts


I think most on here would agree that there are no mistakes, there are learning experiences.
__________________
WWCD: What Would Chthulu Do?

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I Made A Mistake Somewhere...Where? andvari7 General Beer Discussion 8 01-10-2013 12:17 AM
Made a batch of mead...made a mistake with the yeast Sourcheese Mead Forum 1 03-28-2012 12:01 AM
just made a mistake Dave__C All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 08-03-2010 01:33 AM
OH NO - made a big mistake brrman Extract Brewing 18 04-28-2008 08:01 PM
I made a mistake... Of_Beer General Beer Discussion 1 02-13-2006 07:39 PM


Forum Jump