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Old 04-12-2013, 04:09 AM   #1
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Let's say we have sugar and plain water to equal 1 gallon, how much sugar would it take to get 18%ABV?

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Old 04-12-2013, 04:15 AM   #2
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if you can find the yeast to do it, a 5 lb bag would do it

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Old 04-12-2013, 04:32 AM   #3
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if you can find the yeast to do it, a 5 lb bag would do it
I have the yeast, I have added 2lbs to 1 gallon and my hydrometer inicates 15 or so on the potential alcohol... yeah, 5 would do it, but would it OVER do it?
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2 lbs in 1 gallon would only hit 6.7% or so. it's more fermentable than grain, but not incredibly so. if you have some sugar that can get 15% abv at 2 lbs for 1g water, you need to share it with the world. you'll get rich.

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Don't want to be a negative Nancy but why would you want to have 18% alcohol water. Doesn't sound tasty at all, but try it all report back if it taste ok ill try it out.

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Don't want to be a negative Nancy but why would you want to have 18% alcohol water. Doesn't sound tasty at all, but try it all report back if it taste ok ill try it out.
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Ugly sentence you have there, Juan.
That it most certainly is. Grammatically correct, but rolls off the tongue like broken glass and cheap vodka. I blame the 3 IPA's and the scotch.
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I have the yeast, I have added 2lbs to 1 gallon and my hydrometer inicates 15 or so on the potential alcohol... yeah, 5 would do it, but would it OVER do it?
There is a bit difference here....sugar takes up space, are we talking sugar in one gallon or sugar to one gallon? 3 pounds 11oz added to the gallon should yeild 18.
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