Adding cane sugar to primary

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Has anyone ever added ordinary table sugar to the primary in an attempt to dry out a beer?
 

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Yes. A lot of people have done it. Usually part of the recipe rather than to dry out an otherwise sweet beer.

I usually disolve it in a little water and bring to the boil, but I expect it could be added dry.

It is often done with big Belgians, where recipes call for a decent amount of simple sugars.
 

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Yes. A lot of people have done it. Usually part of the recipe rather than to dry out an otherwise sweet beer.

I usually disolve it in a little water and bring to the boil, but I expect it could be added dry.

It is often done with big Belgians, where recipes call for a decent amount of simple sugars.
Adding some table sugar is an easy fix to a missed OG. Too much though may contribute an unwanted taste.
 
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Thanks, I recently did this with a cream ale (kolsch yeast), about a 1/2 lb. It worked, fermentation kicked back up and I'm happy to report the beer is delicious. I wont be using kolsch again anytime soon though, it's a bitch to get to drop out.
 
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