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Old 02-08-2011, 01:30 AM   #1
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Default Priming 5UK gallons or 6US gallons

So I brewed my first batch of homebrew and the extract kit made 5UK gallons or 6US gallons, my question is do I need to kick up the 3/4 cup of priming sugar to compensate for that extra gallon?

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Old 02-08-2011, 01:41 AM   #2
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Yes. For the exact amount depending on the style and type of priming sugar, look at http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html

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Old 02-08-2011, 02:11 AM   #3
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Thanks, BigB.

The calculator looks like an excellent resource.

This now leads me to a second question. In my first batch I had added 2lbs of sugar for a 6 gallon batch. So, I'm expecting a low ABV for my first batch. For my second LME English Bitter kit, I picked up 2lbs of DME rather than going with sugar after beginning to read the Joy of Homebrewing. It seems like my 2lbs of DME is not going to be enough to get my alcohol content up in the English Bitter. Am I right? Should I kick in a little bit of sugar in addition to the DME?

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