alcohol boost in extract kits?

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Fitz

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hi, im now on my 4th batch, from extract, and was wondering whats the best way to boost alcohol in extract brewing? honey? sugar?
 

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You can use more extract, but then you'll need to adjust your hops to keep it balanced. You can add a some honey or corn sugar, no more than a pound in 5 gallons and even that is pushing it. Whatever you do, don't use table sugar.

My personal favorite way to boost the alcohol is to have a glass of single malt scotch while enjoying a homebrew;)

Depending on the type of beer you're brewing, upping the abv could very well take the beer out of style and make it taste kinda nasty.
 

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+1 - more extract.

sugar just tends to thin the beer out and too much will create cidery off flavors that may not age out.

c.n. budz guidelines for sugar/honey are spot on.
 
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