How Do I Increase Alcohol In My Home Brew?

Question:

How do I add more alcohol to my home brews?

Answer:

Sugar will drive more alcohol in your home brew.

You can do this  a number of different ways, which might included the following…

  1. Add more grain to your recipe i.e if you grain bill says 9 lbs of two row, add 11lbs.  I would look for recipes with the same style of beer with different alcohol levels.  You’ll see this through the difference the amount of grain used.
  2. You can use malt extract as well.  Similar to above, you’ll want to check recipes before you start adding so you’ll know what to expect.