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branding-iron316 08-05-2012 04:11 PM

Muntons 40 pint beer kit
 
Seems like it would be watery. Does the 1.8 kg can make a good 6 gallons of beer?

BadMrFrosty 08-05-2012 04:45 PM

I have not used a Muntons branded kit but the 5 or so others I did try turned out tasting like a slightly alcoholic wet dog. They can be improved by using less water and doing a boil with real hops.

branding-iron316 08-05-2012 05:14 PM

Thanks I was thinking of cutting it off at 4 or 5 gallons

branding-iron316 08-05-2012 11:47 PM

Calls for two lbs of sugar. Ok to use table sugar?

Calder 08-06-2012 12:59 AM

1.8 kg = 4 lbs LME. That will make a pretty weak beer. Add 2 lbs of cane sugar (and it is OK to use cane sugar) will get an OG around 1.047. If you end up at 1.012, it will give you about 4.5% abv.

Personally I like some sugar in my beers to help dry them out, but at 40% of the fermentables, it seems way too much.

I think I would either replace a pound of the sugar with a pound of dry extract, or just use 1 lb of sugar and reduce the volume to 4 gallons.

BadMrFrosty 08-06-2012 08:07 AM

I have used both candy and cane (table) sugar in my beers and honestly cant really tell the difference. You should be fine with table sugar.

branding-iron316 08-06-2012 11:35 AM

Thanks do you agree with making a lower amount of beer( 4 instead of 6)

BadMrFrosty 08-07-2012 07:33 AM

Depends how strong you want it. I would say 5 gallons would give you a tasty beer at a good strength.

branding-iron316 08-07-2012 01:54 PM

I just don't want it to be weak

Calder 08-07-2012 09:56 PM

4.5% is pretty standard for many Commercial beers. I think that with 40% sugar, it will be thin on taste ........ I guess BMC beers are that too.


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