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Old 01-20-2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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Default Enough grains/sugar for Pale Ale kit?

I got a pale ale kit which came with 2lb of DME, 6 oz of crushed crystal, and 3.3lb of light hopped LME. It only came with 1 oz of UK First Gold. I am planning on adding some centennial(1 oz)to the boil and dry hop with casscade(2 oz) as well. Will I need to pick up more grains or ME?



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It is,after all,a pale ale. Not an IPA. but to be honest,I use 2 oz of 2 different hops in my APA. No dry hop,but some do use .5-1oz dry hop for a week. I prefer them to be a pale ale.not a weak IPA. All preference,really.


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I got a pale ale kit which came with 2lb of DME, 6 oz of crushed crystal, and 3.3lb of light hopped LME. It only came with 1 oz of UK First Gold. I am planning on adding some centennial(1 oz)to the boil and dry hop with casscade(2 oz) as well. Will I need to pick up more grains or ME?
No, you're pretty good with that much LME/DME. That will give you an OG of 1.042. Ideally you'd have one more pound of DME but you can get by with what you have, and end up with a 4% beer.

If you add one more pound of DME, you'd have a 5% beer.
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Great thanks guys. Maybe I will run by an get some more DME to be safe.

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1lb of plain light DME would be ok.
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I added another ouch of DME. Must have not needed it cause my OG was 1.050 and was projected at 1.045 by the kit. I didn't end up adding the first gold and added 2 oz of cascade throughout the boil. I'll probably dry hop with centennial. Thanks again for the help!

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I added another ouch of DME. Must have not needed it cause my OG was 1.050 and was projected at 1.045 by the kit. I didn't end up adding the first gold and added 2 oz of cascade throughout the boil. I'll probably dry hop with centennial. Thanks again for the help!
Pound of DME that is.
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Pound of DME that is.
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Haha yea gotta love auto correct.

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