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Boiling Sugar Separatelyl Then Adding To Wort

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OK I just finished boiling a batch of a simple blonde ale. It's a recipe I've slightly modified as my own.

It calls for 1/2lb sugar towards the end of the boil.

I totally forgot to add it.

Right now my wort is cooling down.

Could I boil the sugar separately and drop it into the wort before I pitch?

I completely understand the cool down process will take longer.

Aside from this would it have any adverse affects?

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Interesting. Umm, I would think that it would still mix and still be fermentable, so i can't think of any adverse effects. Although, you might miss your OG by adding more water.

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I was thinking about the water to. But I'll miss my OG if I don't add it lol......

I"m going for it. I can't see why it won't work.

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No worries at all. In fact, sugar additions are often made days later to enable the yeast to better metabolize the more complex sugars in your wort. It doesn't take much water to dissolve sugar either, so it can usually be done with minimal impact on the expected gravity.

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