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Offline mala

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Carbonation and ABV
« on: April 17, 2014, 08:10:41 AM »
Hi,

adding sugar for carbonation when bottling will increase the ABV a bit, but in my recipes it doesn't. I've set the Carbonation to Table Sugar/Bottle but I not how much anywhere. What could I have done wrong?

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Re: Carbonation and ABV
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 10:12:16 AM »
Bottling sugar adds a negligible amount of alcohol. Typically less than 0.5%. For those that wish to be very, very precise, adding that abv amount the total is acceptable.

Bottling sugar dosing of 4 to 5 oz (115 to 140 gm) adds 1.002 to the starting gravity. This is pretty much within the margin of error that happens in homebrewing.

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Re: Carbonation and ABV
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 11:57:15 PM »
Ok, then it works as expiated....thanks! (even if I think that 0.5% is not negligible )

 

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