Too much sugar!

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thebeetleboy

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Hi everyone, I'm very new to home brewing, and have just made a rather monumental error on my first batch. I bought a Woodfordes Wherry kit to give it a go, I followed the instructions and put the beer upstairs at the right temperature in the fermenting barrel. After about 30 hours I had a look at the brew, but it was doing nothing. I then looked at the instruction sheet from my fermenting barrel kit! error...... It said I should add 1kg of sugar. Whoops I thought, and added my sugar, I couldn't believe that I had missed it from the original instructions.
The beer started to get a good foamy head on it over the next 24 hours. Then I looked at the proper instructions...... "This beer does not require sugar to be added".
Have I just made 40 pints of sugary rubbish which should be poured away at once? I really should read instructions properly.

Any advice would be well recieved.
 

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Hopefully and most likely, your yeast just fermented the sugar addition...you'll get a higher abv and thinner body. Wait it out and see what you get, it will prb be beer :).
 

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It should be ok- like brewt00l said, the sugar will be fermented, so it won't taste sweet. It might not be the best beer in the world, but it should be very drinkable!
 

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it'll be fine...definitely a higher ABV than originally intended.

next time, however, i would skip the sugar altogether and instead use some extra malt extract. This will give it more alcohol AND a more flavour

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You're all brilliant. Thanks alot everyone. I'll let you know how it turns out.
 
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