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Old 02-26-2010, 12:49 PM   #11
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Dammit, next time i'll know to add more sugar.
Wrong approach. Create the correct recipe from the start using more malt to get the desired fermentables. You'll also need more hops to balance it and keep it in the bitterness range of the style your trying to make. There is a reason higher gravity beer costs more money, it takes more ingredients to make it right.

Like already mentioned, you can keep adding as much sugar as you want but anything over 10% of your ingredients will essentially start turning it to the cider end of the spectrum.
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:28 PM   #12
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Just going by what the person told me, she said i should make 6 gallons and use two cans, but since i can only make about 4 gallons to use one can and add sugar. Just wasn't sure how much to use.

I'll keep building on these batches, thanks for the pointers. Next time i'm going to go ahead and buy one of their huge ale pales and get some better quality stuff.

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Here is a great place to start for good quality beginners kits

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/index....16f984e9ef41f4

Fresh good quality ingredients and easy to use dry yeasts.

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Just going by what the person told me, she said i should make 6 gallons and use two cans, but since i can only make about 4 gallons to use one can and add sugar. Just wasn't sure how much to use.

I'll keep building on these batches, thanks for the pointers. Next time i'm going to go ahead and buy one of their huge ale pales and get some better quality stuff.
You can buy Dry Malt Extract (DME) by the lb. So for yoru 4 gallon batch could have done the 3.3 and added a lb of DME rather than corn sugar and you'd end up with a better result. http://beercalculus.hopville.com/recipe Decent free calculator that will help guide you into whatever style you want. Just remember that the more malt you use the more hops you'll need to bring IBU's up.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:16 PM   #15
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You can buy Dry Malt Extract (DME) by the lb. So for yoru 4 gallon batch could have done the 3.3 and added a lb of DME rather than corn sugar and you'd end up with a better result. http://beercalculus.hopville.com/recipe Decent free calculator that will help guide you into whatever style you want. Just remember that the more malt you use the more hops you'll need to bring IBU's up.
Will know for next time.

I'm going to stick with my supplies from this store though, ordering online is my thing only if i can't find what i need locally. They have a whole building full of hops, malts, spices, etc. It's kinda like heaven with a slight smell of hippies.
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