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Adding Sugar to hit OG

So I brewed a batch of Dragon’s Milk today and didn’t pay attention to boil time and ended up boiling for 60 minutes instead of 90. My target was 5gal of 1.079 (395gp) and I ended up with 6gal of 1.069 (414gp). If I want 6 gallons of 1.079 (474gp) I would need to add 1.3# of sucrose to get the extra 60 gp, correct? Is it worth the trouble or should I just let it be?

Boil Size: 6.92 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.50 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.079 SG
Estimated Color: 26.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 42.2 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 71.5 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes


Amt Name Type # %/IBU
13 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 76.4 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 2 8.8 %
10.1 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 3 3.7 %
10.0 oz Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 4 3.7 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 5 2.9 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 6 2.9 %
4.0 oz Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 7 1.5 %
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 8 39.8 IBUs
0.25 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 9 2.4 IBUs

I’m not going to check your numbers but I would totally add the sugar - towards the end of primary.

I’ve decided I’m not going to bother, I’ll chalk this up as a learning experience, there were a few numbers that were not correct for my equipment setup in beersmith. It is still going to be a strong beer, 1.069 is not too shabby, only problem is I will have to do a few bottles in addition to kegging. Next time I brew I’m going to try to be more precise on my equipment numbers like MT dead space, trub loss, etc. I might have to do an experimental boil-off to see what my % actually is.

let it be, your going to have these issues your first few times until you get your system dialed in

ive been brewing 4 years, just had to reinstall beersmith, so my numbers were off

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