I started my first brew this weekend with a kit,
Stupidly, I misread the instructions and added the bag of priming sugar (which was supposed to be added immediately prior to barrelling) at the start of the fermentation. (I got confused with a brewing sugar step which was including in the instructions but intended for a different recipe - it was a bit unclear!)
After a slow start it's now bubbling away and smells good (2 days later), and my plan is to just wait the given amount of time and then take a gravity reading. Hopefully it'll reach the correct gravity and I just proceed to barrel it as-per the instructions. Maybe I should take one reading and then another the day after to check that it's stable.
Any advice on this, hopefully I won't need to throw away this batch due to this mistake? Also:
- what effect (taste, strength, yeast effects) might I expect from adding the sugar at the start of fermentation?
- I have another bag of priming sugar, I still plan to add it prior to barrelling. This should be okay?
Thanks for any feedback on this! I bit gutting to have messed up the instructions, whoops :D