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Old 02-14-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,
New to the forum, but have been brewing for a few years now. recently upgraded my home brewing kit from a Mr Beer....Im embarrassed to admit that....to a prim-sec fermenter system. Still bottle my beer and hope to advance to kegging in the future. Does anyone know how to brew a low calorie beer? Any advice or ideas will be greatly appreciated. Trying to keep my girlish figure but still enjoy my home brews.....

Thanx in advance.

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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Look up cream ale recipes on the forum. They usually include adjuncts like rice and may be lower calorie because of that. Other than that just brew low alcohol stuff that has a lower grain bill.

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Low OG = low calories. I make a delicious Ordinary Bitter that comes in around 115 calories a bottle and 3.6% abv.

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British Dark Mild is a low calorie/ low gravity beer if you like brown ale type beers.

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Low OG = low calories. I make a delicious Ordinary Bitter that comes in around 115 calories a bottle and 3.6% abv.
Can u share the recipe?
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A lower finishing gravity means more carbohydrates have been converted to alcohol for a low carbohydrate beer. Using a low original gravity and mashing at less than 150f also the use of additional amylase enzymes, some have used Beano (anti-gas enzymes) to further reduce finishing gravity but some say your beer might turn out too dry. Good Luck.

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Can u share the recipe?
It's in my recipes now. You can find it at http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f64/two-...-bitter-390311. I decided to put it up since I've had a few people ask about it.

It will also be one of the core beers at the brewery once we're open, so you can always stop by for a pint to compare if you're ever in the area!
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