DME vs Corn sugar

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ftrombley

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My question for today. I'm brewing a batch of Ale, all grain, and the SG is to low after boil. Should have been 1.052 and it's 1.042. I don't have any DME so would it be okay to use corn sugar instead. I used more water than I should have at mashing. Thanks

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Corn sugar will boost your ABV, but it won't contribute any flavor and will only lighten the body compared to leaving it alone. 1.042 can make a good mild beer either way so it's not necessarily bad. In the end, it's up to you as to what you're after. You can also add extra malt extract a few days into fermentation if you want to wait until you can get some: just make sure to pasteurize it first.
 
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