Originally Posted by alifreddy
on another forum I post on they said ditch the dme + add more dextrose for higher alchohol volume, so am a bit confused
have indian pale ale + mexican cerveza from coopers also
Sure, you could do that. You could get a higher alcohol volume by adding sugar. Or, you could make a better quality beer that has great taste and ditch the sugar completely, and the yeast that came with the kit, and replace with dry malt extract and better yeast.
Each of us brews for different reasons, and some of us brew for excellent quality that you can't get in a store, and some brew for a cheap high ABV beer. That's probably why you'll get such differing opinions!