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Old 06-18-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default muntons says 6, HBS says 5, huh?

Went to the HBS and the clerk gave me a muntons can of malt+yeastpacket to make a 5 gallon batch. But upon reading the can, it says it makes 6 gallons. What gives, and is this going to be a problem?

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Old 06-18-2007, 02:32 PM   #2
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The only difference is that if you use 5g it'll be a higher gravity than if you do 6g. Plug it in to a software program (purchased or online) to see what your OG might be.

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Old 06-18-2007, 02:42 PM   #3
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uh. what's OG?

this is my first batch, maybe it would just be easier to remove 1/6 of the malt? also, i have a second bag of malt as opposed to the bag of sugar. are those usually for 6gal or 5gal batches?

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Original gravity= your specific gravity before the yeast is pitched.

Basicly, if you use it in 5g, your beer will be stronger than 6 gal.

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uh. what's OG?

this is my first batch, maybe it would just be easier to remove 1/6 of the malt? also, i have a second bag of malt as opposed to the bag of sugar. are those usually for 6gal or 5gal batches?
Wow! Not to be an EAC but, uh, Wow.
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:50 PM   #6
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Just use all of the malt, it will be fine.....as for your secong bag of malt opposed to sugar.....not sure what youre talking about exactly.

Post your recipe...

Rick....gotta give him a break....it is the beginners forum.

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Just use all of the malt, it will be fine.....as for your secong bag of malt opposed to sugar.....not sure what youre talking about exactly.

Post your recipe...

Rick....gotta give him a break....it is the beginners forum.
I realized that after I posted. Was gonna delete it but you replied. Apologies to all involved. Just a grumpy monday. (I didn't realize I was grumpy until just now. More coffee. )
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That is understandable....apology accepted. Ive done that too not realizing its the beginners forum when you go to "new posts"

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread.......

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Original Gravity is the measure of the specific gravity of your wort, which basically tells us how much dissolved sugar is in it. Yes, please do post your recipe so we can give you more feedback on it. But basically, for any given amount of malt, you can add as little or as much water (with reason) and it'll still make a good beer. One can of Muttons is probably around 3.5-4lbs of extract, which I would think is not that much for a 5g batch. You mentioned sugar also, are you supposed to be adding that to the wort too? Can you give us an idea as to how much sugar and what type it is?

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Those Muntons kit-in-a-can are supposed to be supplemented with 1KG of dextrose to make up the remainder of the fermentables. As mentioned, use the malt extract and NOT the dextrose - you will enjoy your beer WAY more without all the dextrose in it.

The Muntons kits are indeed formulated for 23L batches. Making a 19L batch and using one pound of malt extract instead of dextrose should give you a pretty nice beer.

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