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How to Increase ABV but keep same Flavor and aroma???
« on: February 05, 2011, 11:21:34 AM »
I used the AK 47 mild extract recipe with dry yeast and added green apples to the 60 minute boil.  Like the taste and aroma but I was curious if there was a way to just increase ABV? It was a low 3.0%.  Thanks for the help.

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Re: How to Increase ABV but keep same Flavor and aroma???
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 12:38:17 PM »
Where is the beer in the process now?

Edit: Looking at the recipe, that's a 1.036 beer with >25% of the fermentables coming from sugar. I'd be shocked if it only got to 3.0% ABV. How are you estimating the alcohol content?
« Last Edit: February 05, 2011, 02:51:16 PM by a10t2 »
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Re: How to Increase ABV but keep same Flavor and aroma???
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011, 01:29:29 PM »
I used the AK 47 mild extract recipe with dry yeast and added green apples to the 60 minute boil.  Like the taste and aroma but I was curious if there was a way to just increase ABV? It was a low 3.0%.  Thanks for the help.

You could use table sugar. However, that beer is a Mild and it might not taste "great" if you increase the ABV. Milds aren't meant to have alcohol flavor, but are easy drinking beers that you can have a few of and still function.

But table sugar should do the trick. Just add the amount desired, boiled in a pint or so, cooled and added to the fermenter.
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Re: How to Increase ABV but keep same Flavor and aroma???
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011, 01:42:31 PM »
Ethanol has flavor and aroma so you can't. If you want to increase the ethanol with no other flavor and aroma impacts, neutral grain spirits are available in most states as Everclear.