Originally Posted by blewis1984
Thanks for the response. Why would the ABV be lower? I would've figured it would be higher. More juice = more sugar = more alcohol?
I'm still a huge noob, so go easy on me.
No. Your question is quite reasonable. The recipe is for a 1 gallon batch. If you use more juice and the volume goes higher than 1 gallon there is a dilution of the honey. If you keep the volume the same and just use more juice, then yes, the starting gravity should be a little higher and there would not be any dilution (and might actually get a little more alcohol).
I was thinking that you'd be seeing a volume greater than one gallon (equivalent scaled up), but if that is not the case then you are quite correct.