Best ingredients to make a stronger beer

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Hi all,

I'm new to this group and I have been a home brewer for about a year
or so.  I'm just wondering what would you recommend putting into a
beer to make it stronger?  Do you put more sugar in or more Dried Malt
or Dextrose?

Regards.

Mark.

Re: Best ingredients to make a stronger beer



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Yes, yes, and Yes.

Any "sugar" that you add will ferment into alcohol and CO2.  Table
sugar, dextrose (corn sugar), etc. are 100% fermentable.  Dried Malt
Extract is less than 100% fermentable, but it will work the same as
sugar.  You get more "body" with the DME due to the unfermentables that
are also in it.  Generally, anything "sweet" is fermentable (juices,
etc.) to varying degrees.

So, pure sugars will give you more alcohol and "thin" out the beer some,
while malt extract will give you more alcohol and give the beer more
"body."

Derric


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