Originally Posted by Big Erik
Joined: 20 October 2004
Posted: 20 October 2004 at 11:09am | IP Logged Quote Big Erik
Last weekend I bottled a beer kit and then proceeded to make another. When I was adding the sugar I realized to my horror that I had primed the freshly bottled batch with a full kg of sugar ( 7 cups instead of 1.5). So this is what I did after cursing myself soundly, I opened all 65 bottles and used them to start another kit -by using the over primed beer instead of water and keeping everthing else the same minus the sugar. ------- What do you think? will it work?
I think it will be alright, especially if you gave the whole lot a good boil, like 30 mins or so. How did you go about the hops? Is your kit prehopped? You will probably be better off substituting the sugar in the kit recipe with dried malt extract. You'll probably want to combine your beer kit malt extract and dried malt extract to a total of 3 kgs (6 to 7lbs) this will give much fuller tasting beer.
Good luck, hope to hear how you go!