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TheCollector

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I saw that austin homebrew supply has this option with all their kits that boosts abv by 1%. Any luck with this or other options? My next batch I wanna boost a NB 1554 clone
 
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How do.I know how much to add without overdoing it? Or changing the flavor profile too much?
 

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Anything you add will change the gravity and change the flavor. High fermentable sugars will make the beer taste a little dryer, maybe you can try a combination of dextrose and DME or something like that.
 

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Any change in the recipe is going to change the flavor profile to some degree. Using a maltose-based source (DME or LME) is going to up the body slightly since yeast won't ferment 100% of it. Using simpler sugar (corn sugar, turbinado, candy sugar, honey, anything like that) is going to ferment out entirely, and can actually give the beer a lighter, drier flavor. It'll also have an effect on perception of the hop character. It ultimately depends on what you're going for.

Ultimately, the best route if you want a higher ABV brew is to go with a recipe designed with a higher ABV in mind.
 
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Well I'm focusing on high gravity mainly because they are hard tsupposo get a hold on here in tn. But I love 1554 but want my clone to have a punch. Have any iof you ever tried brewbrothers.biz recipes? They have a double IPA that's supposed to finish out at a whopping 9.3%! And an imperial porter that finishes at around 8 something. Wonder if they are any good
 
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