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Old 07-21-2014, 08:52 AM   #1
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Just done a BIAB dark porter.
Was looking for 10.53 OG
But I got 10.42
There was roughly 5.4kg of grains and malts.
24 litres of wort in fermentor.
I stirred it in slowly
If using a DME to get alcohol higher, do u get the same effect?
And when would you add it? Before putting the yeast in?

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Old 07-21-2014, 09:54 AM   #2
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Adding the DME early can effect hop utilisation from memory. I've done a strong Belgian beer before and that had me putting in some dextrose 2-3 days after pitching the yeast.

I'm sure others will have some more specific information in regards to your style of beer.


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Old 07-21-2014, 05:28 PM   #3
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Near the end of the boil. Just needs a few minutes to mix and pasteurize..


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Old 07-21-2014, 07:00 PM   #4
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It depends... using a ton of it will change the character of your beer, but using a relative little bit to get your gravity will pretty much do just that, raise your gravity. It's personal preference - some say leave lower gravity and just accept the alcohol where it ends up. Personally, I always over buy DME for my starters and I have it on hand to adjust if I miss my gravity from a mash. Leaving the beer ten points low will change the character too - for me, might as well get the gravity you intended to. This is exactly why I check my pre-boil gravity right after the mash from a cooled sample. If it is low, I have plenty of time to calculate some DME to put in at the end of the boil. say you have 6.5 gallons of 10.42 - that's 6.5 x 42 = 273 points of sugar. You were supposed to have 6.5 x 53 = 345 points of sugar (10.53 OG). So you are 72 points short. DME adds 46 points per lb, so... about 1.5lbs of DME should get you the 70 or so points you need.

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