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Too much sugar

  • 20-10-2016 5:34pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 58 ✭✭✭ Jen32


    Hi All,
    I made a batch of Dark Ale last night and was supposed to use 1Kg of spraymalt....instead I used 1.7Kg. Is this going to ruin the batch ?
    If so is there anything I can do to save it (it's a double batch 80 bottles)

    Thanks


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  • It'll be grand, just a bit stronger and heavier than expected.




  • Have you the recipe there?

    Generally spraymalt and sugar (dextrose) are treated as two different things. Spraymalt being a much higher quality addition.




  • BeerNut wrote: »
    It'll be grand, just a bit stronger and heavier than expected.

    That's good news thanks. There's a fairly large head on the wort......hope that's not a sign of an eruption of some description :)




  • irish_goat wrote: »
    Have you the recipe there?

    Generally spraymalt and sugar (dextrose) are treated as two different things. Spraymalt being a much higher quality addition.

    Don't have it handy but it recommended exchanging 1kg of sugar for 1kg of spraymalt but I misread it




  • Generally it's 1kg of DME for 1 can of kit, so if you're doing a double (i.e. 2 cans of kit) then 1.7kg would be fine.


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  • It would be fine...but I used 1.7Kg x 2 :eek:




  • Ah I see. It'll be grand, stronger and heavier as The Beer Nut says but still fine. Only real thing you could do to alter it would be to top it up with a bit more water but you're into guessing territory there so you're probably best leaving it be.




  • Be grand. Call it a winter warmer and drink it at Xmas.

    Did you take a gravity reading?




  • I didn't take a gravity reading because I dropped and smashed the hydrometer earlier that night. All in all not one of my better evenings !
    Thanks everyone for the advice....I think i'll just leave it and let it do it's thing


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