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Title: Oops!
Post by: quest4watneys on February 04, 2011, 09:04:57 PM
When I was transferring to the secondary (not necessary I know but I'm a voyeur) I must've thought I was bottling because I proceeded to add priming sugar to the secondary and put the contents of the primary right on in there too. Was this bad? How bad? What should I do next?
Title: Re: Oops!
Post by: dbeechum on February 04, 2011, 09:13:23 PM
Nah, you just boosted your alcohol and cut your body a bit.

Of course, now you'll have to wait for fermentation to get done again and secure some more priming sugar for bottling.

Title: Re: Oops!
Post by: BrewArk on February 04, 2011, 09:14:39 PM
RDWHAH :)
Title: Re: Oops!
Post by: punatic on February 04, 2011, 09:21:46 PM
No big ting bruddah.  The amount of priming sugar used is insignificant compared to the fermentables in your wort - say a few ounces of sugar compared to numerous pounds of malt fermentables.  The sugar will ferment out in the 2ndary fermenter with minimal, if any, noticible affect.
Title: Re: Oops!
Post by: hamiltont on February 04, 2011, 09:28:21 PM
The only down side is you're out the priming sugar. If you don't have any more (assuming it was corn sugar), table sugar works just fine.  Cheers!!!
Title: Re: Oops!
Post by: euge on February 04, 2011, 10:06:49 PM
When I was transferring to the secondary (not necessary I know but I'm a voyeur) I must've thought I was bottling because I proceeded to add priming sugar to the secondary and put the contents of the primary right on in there too. Was this bad? How bad? What should I do next?

I suspect some sort of alcohol consumption was involved in the incident... :o
Title: Re: Oops!
Post by: quest4watneys on February 04, 2011, 11:26:12 PM
Did I mention that it is a 1 gallon test batch? Does that affect the fermentation time?

I suspect some sort of alcohol consumption was involved in the incident... :o

Drinking beer while brewing beer just seems so natural :)
Title: Re: Oops!
Post by: maxieboy on February 05, 2011, 02:18:33 AM
Did I mention that it is a 1 gallon test batch? Does that affect the fermentation time?

I suspect some sort of alcohol consumption was involved in the incident... :o

Drinking beer while brewing beer just seems so natural :)

Til you wreck a batch or two... 8)      been there...