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Offline Steve L

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Will adding booze to secondary affect bottle conditioning?
« on: November 20, 2020, 03:02:03 AM »
Wanting to add some rum soaked raisins to secondary, probably about 1 cup total of rum in a 2.5 gallon batch. Could this potentially kill off some of my yeast mass and negatively affect Bottle conditioning?

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Re: Will adding booze to secondary affect bottle conditioning?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 03:03:21 AM »
I've added 16oz of rum to a porter and had zero issues bottle conditioning. YMMV.

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Re: Will adding booze to secondary affect bottle conditioning?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2020, 06:23:07 AM »
If you are worried about reaching the yeast's alcohol limit, then agreed, should be no problem. Most yeast will tolerate up to 10%.

With your batch volume, rum volume, and adding 40 ABV rum, a 6% ABV beer will end up at about 6.83% ABV.
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Re: Will adding booze to secondary affect bottle conditioning?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2020, 03:25:17 PM »
Should cause no issues. Your raisins will provide a tiny bit of sugar that may then get fermented out and that amount of alcohol, as indicated above, is negligible as far as the yeast are concerned.
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Re: Will adding booze to secondary affect bottle conditioning?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2020, 04:01:53 PM »
Wanting to add some rum soaked raisins to secondary, probably about 1 cup total of rum in a 2.5 gallon batch. Could this potentially kill off some of my yeast mass and negatively affect Bottle conditioning?

Thanks!

Nope.
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Re: Will adding booze to secondary affect bottle conditioning?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2020, 04:17:22 PM »
Outstanding! Thanks for everyone's help!!!
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