Originally Posted by universe
Can you boost that % with a trick such as a little more sugar at brew time?
It's not recommended, since the kits are balanced between tannins/body/acidity and alcohol percentage.
Also, typically the lower end kits are ready to drink earlier and higher alcohol would require more time to be good (the "green" taste of beer).
MOD EDIT: Sig only takes up 6 lines now. Fermenting: Apple cider x 2, Doppelbock, Red, Oatmeal Stout, West Coast IPA x 2
Bottle conditioning: RIS
Keg conditioning: La Fin du Monde clone
On tap: Maudite clone, Double Munchen, Oktoberfeast, Oktoberfest Pilsner
Planning: Brewed in 2011: 22 (2010: 15, 2009: 29, 2008: 21, 2007: 1)
Wine made in 2010: 6 kits (2009: 19, 2008: 30)