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Old 11-07-2011, 10:26 PM   #11
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I'm glad everything worked out. It seems that you put in enough dme for a 5 gallon batch. According to my calculations you needed 3.88 pounds of dme for an og of 1.070.

If your gravity reading was correct, your abv is about 13-14%.

Also, getting that much attenuation from your yeast is awesome. I'm usually lucky to hit70%

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Old 11-08-2011, 02:36 AM   #12
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There ya go! See how easy brewing is?
That was good for a chuckle. I've been brewing for 7 or 8 years, or something like that, and I wouldn't call it "easy"!
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:49 PM   #13
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next time boil as close to 5 gallons as you can get.

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