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09-29-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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has anyone had this happen to them? I plan on conditioning a four gallon batch with half a cup of dextrose this weekend and don't want beer all over the walls!

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09-29-2005, 04:20 PM   #2
Walker
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This should be fine.

If you follow the guideline of 0.75 cup for a 5 gallon batch, the same level of carbonation can be met in a 4 gallon batch by using 0.6 cup.

Some algebra:

0.75 X 4 * 0.75
------ = ------ => ---------- = X => 0.6 = X
5 4 5
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09-29-2005, 04:21 PM   #3
Walker
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argh! The spacing got all messed up there in that attempt to show math.

Second attempt:

Code:
```
0.75      X             4 * 0.75
------ = ------    =>   ---------- = X    =>    0.6 = X
5       4                5
```
-walker
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09-29-2005, 04:32 PM   #4
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PROPORTIONS!!! Ah Ha!

09-29-2005, 04:39 PM   #5
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yes... that's what it is all about. I was about to question your skills as a computer programmer.
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09-29-2005, 04:49 PM   #6
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Ha! yes...well i dont work with algorithms much mainly data!