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Old 06-30-2006, 06:10 PM   #1
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Default Austinhomebrew.com Flat Tire 1% alcohol increase?

I see that listed on AHB.com's recipe for Flat Tire that there is an upgrade option for increase the ABV by 1% for an additional $.99 or something. Can anyone tell me if this is possible and what exactly is going on here. Also why are they charging $5 for wyeast products?

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I see that listed on AHB.com's recipe for Flat Tire that there is an upgrade option for increase the ABV by 1% for an additional $.99 or something. Can anyone tell me if this is possible and what exactly is going on here.
They probably just throw in another bag of extract. More sugar = more alcohol.

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Also why are they charging $5 for wyeast products?
That's a fair price.
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I see that listed on AHB.com's recipe for Flat Tire that there is an upgrade option for increase the ABV by 1% for an additional $.99 or something. Can anyone tell me if this is possible and what exactly is going on here. Also why are they charging $5 for wyeast products?

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They have free shipping, which is excellent for me since I get it next day since I'm close.

However, I probably wouldn't buy yeast from them if I were you. It'll probably take 4-5 days for it to reach you in temperatures approaching 100 degrees.

Their extract kits just have LME, so the 1% increase is probably just more LME like stated above.
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Also why are they charging $5 for wyeast products?

I would assume that that is the upgrade charge from dry yeast to Wyeast, which is liquid(better IMHO).
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I would assume that that is the upgrade charge from dry yeast to Wyeast, which is liquid(better IMHO).
Actually, that's the cost of the yeast period. They price their kits w/o yeast. Dry yeast is usually little under $2.
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See what happens when we assume?

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Well, it's sorta confusing even when you're looking at their website
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A 1% ABV boost is about 38 points of fermentables. About the only way I can think of that won't change the recipe in any other way would be 14 oz of corn sugar. The price is right.

$5 is a normal price for liquid yeasts, but as Fatabbot mentions, it's hot between you and TX. Add in a cold pack or two for a couple bucks and it might get to you live. Might. If you can't get liquid yeast locally, stick with dried until it cools down.

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I am sensing you guys aren't really happy with Austin Homebrew. I have ordered from them a few times and have been happy with all of their recipe kits. The selection is the best on the internet.

Do any of you disagree?

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I am sensing you guys aren't really happy with Austin Homebrew.
What? No one said anything negative about them in this thread. We just warned him against ordering liquid yeast during the hot months since it might be risky.
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