Beer 911 - Can this work?

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Bradinator

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I am not going to get into what I did wrong for today's all-grain homebrew session, but the final result was an extremely low efficiency that has left me with a very low OG beer that I pitched my yeast on anyway.

Valuable lesson learned today aside, I am wondering if this can work:

After my beers gravity bottoms out in a few days, can I boil up some DME, cool it down and add them together to bring up the final ABV? Is there any considerations I should note before doing this?
 

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sterilization obviously but frankly i would either be happy with what i have or do it as soon as possible if you're going to add more wort. it'll change your BUs obviously and you'll need to compensate if you're gonna do it.

in short, i would do it at peak of fermentation allowing a nice healthy active yeast population to take hold.
 

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sterilization obviously but frankly i would either be happy with what i have or do it as soon as possible if you're going to add more wort. it'll change your BUs obviously and you'll need to compensate if you're gonna do it.

in short, i would do it at peak of fermentation allowing a nice healthy active yeast population to take hold.
 

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do you just want to raise the alcohol level? if so, boil up some dme and throw it in. just do it before your yeast go to sleep. sure, it will work after they take a nap, but you'd like to ideally get those sugars in there while they're in that fermentation frenzy
 
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I decided to follow jtakacs advice and I left it for better or for worse. Next time I will follow better procedures but keep some DME on hand just in case.

Thanks!
 
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