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General Category => General Homebrew Discussion => Topic started by: laker616 on August 31, 2012, 07:39:04 AM

Title: Pumkin Ale concern.
Post by: laker616 on August 31, 2012, 07:39:04 AM
do i need exrta sugar added during boil?
Title: Re: Pumkin Ale concern.
Post by: tschmidlin on August 31, 2012, 08:49:52 AM
Who knows?  You'd need to post a recipe/procedure before we can even begin to address that.  You can add it.  You don't have to.
Title: Re: Pumkin Ale concern.
Post by: malzig on August 31, 2012, 10:00:22 AM
Sugar additions don't need to be added during the boil and they may be better added during fermentation.

What a lot of Belgian-style brewers do, to avoid over-burdening the yeast at the beginning of fermentation and prevent the yeast from stalling after fermenting the simple sugars, is to make sugar additions directly to the fermenter as the fermentation slows down.  You can boil and chill the sugar addition, or just add it dry, with relatively little risk.
Title: Re: Pumkin Ale concern.
Post by: AmandaK on August 31, 2012, 03:33:20 PM
Please post a recipe. What you asked is akin to asking, do I need shoes today? Well... where are you going? The beach? Not really. Work? Then yeah, probably. ;)