Low Alcohol Content?

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HOLMAN

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Just bottled my first batch, but when I took another gravity reading, it was not at all what I was expecting. After doing the math, I came up with a 3.8% ABV. I know the priming sugar creates carbonation, but does it also give the beer more alcohol content?
 

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What is it? What is the recipe, and do you have any other information? It will be hard for anyone here to say given the info presented.
 

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If you post the recipe along with the OG and FG readings we could help you better. It's possible you bottled too early or it's possible that beer just doesn't have a high alcohol level.
 

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Yes, priming sugar does contribute to alcohol because the yeast ferment it, right? But the amount is negligible. I think 4 oz of priming sugar would add about 0.25% to the ABV.
 
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This is the style:
Belgium Wit - A traditional Belgian coriander and orange peel spiced wheat beer.
As far as the exact recipe goes, I don't have it with me, I hope this info may help a little.
My OG was 1.050, FG was 1.012. I think I did the math correctly, but I'm really not sure.
You guys are awesome for responding so quickly!
 
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