Dragons Blood - Oops

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sluff

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First post in the forum. -- I am making my first batch of Dragons Blood. Primary went great, and at .990 I racked it into a 6 gallon carboy. Here is where I screwed up - I dumped in 4 cups of sugar along with the Potassium Metabisulfite, Potassium Sorbate and Sparkolloid . instead of waiting for it to clear and then adding the sugar. What do you think will happen with this - will it clear - or continue to ferment - any ideas? Should I pitch it? Thanks!!
 

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No need to pitch it. It might ferment a little bit more, but with the sorbate (birth control), it should stop pretty soon. It will clear, might take a bit longer and need an extra dosage of clearing agent, but it should clear.
 

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At this point it is time to step away and give it some time and then go from there. I’d bet you will come out fine as well.
 

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It worked out fine. All bottled and tastes great.
 

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Hi sluff

I have dragons blood in the secondary (racked and sweetened on 5/12/20) and I did the same thing! I backsweetened before it was clear! Did I misread the instructions? Did we both misread? 🤔 AnywayF0CEC663-E9C1-49B8-B4C9-F5BC79928D3C.jpeg837D3034-051E-40FA-BD7E-C063E7851C2B.jpeg - how long did your batch take to clear?
 

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Hello, I'm not sure how I messed up my batch. I was having a bad software day with a new laptop and was a little out of sorts. I can tell you it turned out great and is mostly gone. I'm not exactly sure how long it was before it cleaned and I bottled it - I guess 2-3 weeks....
 
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