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Old 06-07-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
May 2012
georgetown, illinois
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shood i reduce this kit from 6 gallons to 5 (for increased alcohol) mutons american light 1lb dextrose 1 lb dme 5oz priming sugar im worried 5 oz sugar be to much for 5 gallon batch considering 5oz gets 6 gallon bottles rock hard

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Old 06-08-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
Apr 2009
, PA
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There are things to consider when takeing a 6gal recipe and makeing it 5gal. Overall the beer will be different. You may need a bigger bittering hop addition to balence the extra malt. Your FG could end a bit higher too. Also like you thought, your priming sugar will be too much since it is for a 6gal batch not 5gal. I don't have any links but there are web sites that can do the math for you. Also a brewing program like Beersmith would help too.

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