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Offline quest4watneys

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Oops!
« on: February 04, 2011, 02:04:57 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?
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Re: Oops!
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 02:13:23 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.

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Re: Oops!
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 02:14:39 PM »
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Re: Oops!
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 02:21:46 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.
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Re: Oops!
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 02:28:21 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!!!
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Re: Oops!
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 03:06:49 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
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Re: Oops!
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2011, 04:26:12 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 :)
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Re: Oops!
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011, 07:18:33 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 :)

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