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Old 08-05-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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Seems like it would be watery. Does the 1.8 kg can make a good 6 gallons of beer?


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Old 08-05-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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I have not used a Muntons branded kit but the 5 or so others I did try turned out tasting like a slightly alcoholic wet dog. They can be improved by using less water and doing a boil with real hops.


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Old 08-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #3
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Thanks I was thinking of cutting it off at 4 or 5 gallons
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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Calls for two lbs of sugar. Ok to use table sugar?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:59 AM   #5
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1.8 kg = 4 lbs LME. That will make a pretty weak beer. Add 2 lbs of cane sugar (and it is OK to use cane sugar) will get an OG around 1.047. If you end up at 1.012, it will give you about 4.5% abv.

Personally I like some sugar in my beers to help dry them out, but at 40% of the fermentables, it seems way too much.

I think I would either replace a pound of the sugar with a pound of dry extract, or just use 1 lb of sugar and reduce the volume to 4 gallons.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:07 AM   #6
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I have used both candy and cane (table) sugar in my beers and honestly cant really tell the difference. You should be fine with table sugar.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:35 AM   #7
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Thanks do you agree with making a lower amount of beer( 4 instead of 6)
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:33 AM   #8
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Depends how strong you want it. I would say 5 gallons would give you a tasty beer at a good strength.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:54 PM   #9
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I just don't want it to be weak
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:56 PM   #10
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4.5% is pretty standard for many Commercial beers. I think that with 40% sugar, it will be thin on taste ........ I guess BMC beers are that too.


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