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Old 10-30-2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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Has anyone used the 1% alcohol boost from AHS? Is says to add during the boil, but I'm not sure when. Also, how will it affect my SG? The OG of the beer is supposed to be 1.052. I'm assuming that the boost will raise my SG.

 
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:08 PM   #2
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Pretty sure it can be added anytime in the boil - it's just some additional sugars, IIRC. Yes, it will boost your OG.

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Old 10-30-2008, 02:00 PM   #3
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Surely it would be better to add Malt Extract to increase the OG? At least that way you'll get some extra flavour.
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:10 PM   #4
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This has been discussed time and time again.

Try http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22abv+boost%22+site%3Awww.homebrewtalk.com&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq= for related search results.
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:14 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blisterman View Post
Surely it would be better to add Malt Extract to increase the OG? At least that way you'll get some extra flavour.
The idea with the ABV Boost is to boost the ABV WITHOUT affecting the taste. No need to re-balance the hops that way.

 
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