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Old 12-07-2008, 08:21 PM   #1
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Hey Y'all,

Brewing a RIS today, and got horrible efficiency. About 55%. I want to boost the gravity from 1.70 to 1.09. how much dry malt extract would it take to do that?

I'm a bit worked up right now and am having some trouble putting together a plan. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 12-07-2008, 08:22 PM   #2
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Sorry, working on a 6 gallon batch

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Old 12-07-2008, 08:28 PM   #3
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Add about 3 lbs of DME to make up the difference.

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Thanks!

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extract added.
if this works out you've got a bottle or two coming to you yuri.
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For future reference, each pound of DME is capable of 45 gravity points. So in 5 gallons, that would be an addition of 1.009 per pound. Three pounds would add 1.027.

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Old 12-07-2008, 10:12 PM   #7
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good to know.
combination of 6 instead of 10 gallon, and higher gravity than usual resulted in some problems. In hindsight I should have just used some extract instead of so mush 2 row.

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