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Old 05-14-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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4 lbs two row
2 lbs rice, instant


Im at 3.1% ABV (what can i put in to increase this)

Also, my SRM is at 1 (what affects this)

 
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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Add specialty grains for color and flavor. Add more base grains or DME/LME for higher gravity.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:33 PM   #3
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Also, my SRM is at 1 (what affects this)
Malt chart shows the srm.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:33 PM   #4
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That's a very light bill for a 5 gal batch. You can do all kinds of things to boost the ABV.....but that beer will have a very very light taste.

If that's what you are shooting for, add 2lbs of honey at the start of the boil. Or maybe 1 lb of honey and a lb of candi sugar. Still.....I think to have any decent body at all to it.....you want at least 2 more lbs of grain. That's just my pref though....don't want to trample on a specific taste you're shooting for.

Maple syrup........brown sugar........molasses........all of these can boost ABV with slightly different taste results.

I always use honey when I want to give a brew a bit more kick......I just like the taste it imparts.

 
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:43 PM   #5
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More base grain will give you more flavor and higher ABV. Corn sugar will also boost your ABV.

I think minute rice is already gelatinized, so you don't have to cook it separately.

Has anybody used minute rice, and if so, how does it compare to flaked rice?

 
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:44 PM   #6
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More base grain will give you more flavor and higher ABV. Corn sugar will also boost your ABV.

I think minute rice is already gelatinized, so you don't have to cook it separately.

Has anybody used minute rice, and if so, how does it compare to flaked rice?

 
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