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Old 10-02-2012, 04:57 PM   #11
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Yea yea, its been fixed I dont think my hand to mind connection has ever had to think of corn sugar in amounts larger than a few oz so thats what came out

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #12
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Beersmith says 16oz(1lb) of Corn sugar(Dextrose) would raise you about 1.5% ABV per 5 gallons if added after the boil.
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No way. Something's got to be wrong there. 1oz of dextrose = 1.5% abv in 5 gal?
I just messed with Beersmith. 1 pound of dextrose increased my recipe 1%.

edit": also too slow in typing.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:18 PM   #13
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Is that increase in alcohol based on a SG reading or a lab test? It may be that the variables affecting SG make very small changes difficult to measure accurately.
It's based on a quick n dirty unverified lab test that I did. My value before priming was similar to the value from the hydrometer tests. I also tested a commercial microbrew and found that my value was about 0.5% higher than on the bottle, for what that's worth.
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