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    Low Alcohol Content?

    Just bottled my first batch, but when I took another gravity reading, it was not at all what I was expecting. After doing the math, I came up with a 3.8% ABV. I know the priming sugar creates carbonation, but does it also give the beer more alcohol content?
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    Bottling bucket questions

    So I brewed my first batch about 9 days ago. I'm thinking through in my head how I want to transfer the beer into the bottling bucket. I'm going to siphon it, but my real question is how concerned should I be about exposing the brew to air? Will I still be all right if the brew is exposed to air...