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hunter

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alcohol %
« on: March 18, 2005, 05:01:16 PM »
 ???I can't remember but i thought i read somewhere  that the alcohol level goe's up .3% after priming the wort to bottle.is this true, and if so would it depend on what kind of fermentable you use to prime.

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Re: alcohol %
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2005, 05:08:20 AM »
hunter,
 That is actually about right - if you add 4-5 oz of sugar to your beer to prime it when it ferments out it will add a slight amount to your OG and FG (usually a point or two), resulting in a slight increase.

 I ran a quick calculation and it was a bit closer to 0.2% ABV, but it depends on your starting OG, priming sugar, plus a lot of other variables.

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