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Old 01-13-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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I bought a kg do this stuff(muntons extra light dry malt extract for ABV) in order to up a "The Brew House" Kit ABV from 4.5 to 5.5 or 6% . How much would I add in addition to the kits sugar and how to add it? I also bought 2 # of raspberries to primary with it.
Also if it matteres im garbage the dry yeast and bought wYeast 3036 WW liquid.



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Old 01-13-2010, 09:59 PM   #2
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Welcome to HBT. You would want to add the dme to your boil. I would substitute the amount of the sugar that the recipe calls for or more for the dme.


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Wait thats confusing amount of sugar = the amount of dme...You could also add more dme if you want too.
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1 lb of extract will add almost 1 percent ABV to 5 gallons of beer. Don't forget though that it will change the hop:malt profile too. You might want to throw in a few extra hops to compensate.

As to when: assuming you are doing a 1 hour boil; add it in the last 15 mins or so.



EDIT: also, don't people normally add fruit to the secondary, not the primary? I don't make fruit beer though, so don't ask me.
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no boil, is all in a beginner kit just add water ,ph balance,yeast, i bought the DME for some extra % .
thanks for the help, 1 pound of DME is about how many cups ( i don't have a scale)
also use right out the pack? does it need to be sterilized?


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