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Old 05-06-2008, 06:57 AM   #1
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Hey guys,
I was listening to the brewing network Jamil show Blond Ale episode. I followed Jamil's recipe with 8.3 lbs of DME Pilsner light, 0.5 lbs of crystle 10 and 1oz of willamette hops. I only used 7.25lbs of DME Pilsner Light by DL, because in promash I calculated that 8.3 was too high to finish up with 5 gals from a 6 gal boil. But instead of getting a lower SG of 1.052 I got a SG of 1.70. Then I noticed there were two different Briess DME amber. One with a Potential SG of 1.035, which was the one I used in the calculation, and one with 1.046, which was the one that I think I used. Because when I did the calculation on promash with the 1.046 one at 5 gal I got 1.069 SG. Should I correct this by boiling 1.5 gal of water and putting it in the carboy so my ABV is 5.2 % instead of 7.94 %? Please someone help.

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