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Old 10-19-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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How much will 14 ounces of bourbon raise the overall alcohol content of my brew? I think i'm just having a brain fart. My beer is estimated 6.5% alcohol. Thanks

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Old 10-19-2013, 07:57 PM   #2
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If the bourbon is 80 proof (40% ABV) and it is diluted into 5 gallons of beer then:

(40% ABV * 14 oz) / (5 gallons * 128 oz per gallon + 14 oz) = 0.9% added ABV.

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