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Old 09-22-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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If I am kegging and using my CO2 bottle for forced carbonation, should I add extra sugar to the wort at boiling?

My thought is that since I am not adding sugar at kegging for carbonation, my ABV will take a slight hit.

I know there are TONS of factors to consider, but will adding a half cup or so of extra corn sugar hurt? Or, am I over thinking on this?

 
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:01 PM   #2
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Priming sugar will add about 0.25% ABV. Recipes rarely take the priming sugar into consideration. If maximum ABV is critical to you, go ahead and add the sugar.
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:02 PM   #3
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I don't want it too hot to drink, but I want the right kick.

 
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