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Offline denny

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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #75 on: April 23, 2023, 02:46:04 pm »
Early test taste.

One pound (2 cups) of cane sugar is too much for a 5 gallon batch.
Although its very smooth, drinkable, and raised the ABV, the malt
and hops are muted way too much.  Batch saved lesson learned.
A small lemon wedge squeezed into the mug of beer it will be fine.

Cheers

It's style dependent, though.  I use 2 lb. in a tripel or Belgian IPA.
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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #76 on: April 23, 2023, 06:03:27 pm »
Early test taste.

One pound (2 cups) of cane sugar is too much for a 5 gallon batch.
Although its very smooth, drinkable, and raised the ABV, the malt
and hops are muted way too much.  Batch saved lesson learned.
A small lemon wedge squeezed into the mug of beer it will be fine.

Cheers

It's style dependent, though.  I use 2 lb. in a tripel or Belgian IPA.

Good to know, thanks.
I'll probably never brew a beer with a high ABV,
3.8% is my sweet spot.

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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #77 on: April 24, 2023, 08:58:08 am »
Early test taste.

One pound (2 cups) of cane sugar is too much for a 5 gallon batch.
Although its very smooth, drinkable, and raised the ABV, the malt
and hops are muted way too much.  Batch saved lesson learned.
A small lemon wedge squeezed into the mug of beer it will be fine.

Cheers

It's style dependent, though.  I use 2 lb. in a tripel or Belgian IPA.
Agreed. Generally, from a recipe formulation standpoint, the purpose of simple sugar in a recipe is as a replacement for a portion of base malt to keep the OG up while leading to a drier finish. This is why it is commonly used in Belgian beer and high-gravity IPA's. You can easily go as high as 20-25% of the fermentables in one of those styles and be just fine.

If you want to brew a higher gravity verion of a recipe, you're better off using more base malt or some DME rather than plain sugar in the majority of cases.
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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #78 on: April 27, 2023, 02:41:27 am »
Early test taste.

One pound (2 cups) of cane sugar is too much for a 5 gallon batch.
Although its very smooth, drinkable, and raised the ABV, the malt
and hops are muted way too much.  Batch saved lesson learned.
A small lemon wedge squeezed into the mug of beer it will be fine.

Cheers

It's style dependent, though.  I use 2 lb. in a tripel or Belgian IPA.
Agreed. Generally, from a recipe formulation standpoint, the purpose of simple sugar in a recipe is as a replacement for a portion of base malt to keep the OG up while leading to a drier finish. This is why it is commonly used in Belgian beer and high-gravity IPA's. You can easily go as high as 20-25% of the fermentables in one of those styles and be just fine.

If you want to brew a higher gravity verion of a recipe, you're better off using more base malt or some DME rather than plain sugar in the majority of cases.

Good to know, notes taken.

Cheers
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