Originally Posted by the_bird
"Average" carbonation using DME would call for 1 1/4 cups, so I would expect your beer would only have about 60% of the carbonation you'd usually have. Not sure exactly how many volumes of CO2 the 1 1/4 cups is equal to, but if you don't want to get too technical I would start with the base assumption that 1 1/4 = average, if I want a bit less, I'd drop to around 1 cup.
Actually, I DO want to get too technical!
I'm now going by weight and trying to calculate CO2 volumes. At this point I was just guessing though, and it kind of failed on me.
Yeah, I was trying to scale back the carb a bit and clearly went too far.
AJF: by your figure I'm at under 1.7 volumes of CO2. That sounds about right given what I'm seeing in the beer. Thanks!
Next time I'll do this recipe at more like 2.0 volumes.