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Old 10-14-2012, 10:55 PM   #501
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My starting gravity was about 1.065. I added more honey after one week, so i don't know how to calculate the alcohol due to the change in ingredients after the first measurement. What do u guys think? How do u calculate ABV if u added more sugar after primary fermentation?
Software. For a pound of honey in a 5 gallon batch it would add about .005 or so to the gravity.

 
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:14 AM   #502
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I swear I think I heard one of them say something about distilling. lol
You did hear that. You also heard "secondary fermentator"

 
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:56 AM   #503
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As long as you're in the 70-75 degree range, you're in good shape. You can go cooler than that, it'll just take longer to carbonate.
Looks like I can do 70 okay. Thank you for the insight.

 
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:23 AM   #504
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I would love to have a one gallon recipe of this porter.

 
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:12 PM   #505
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Thanks for the replies, folks. I'll look for those numbers when I go for it (maybe this weekend?). Now I just need to figure out how to sweet talk the guys over at 1600 Penn. out of some of that honey...

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:47 PM   #506
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Hey all-

I imagine there's a good chance this question is answered somewhere in the preceding 28 pages, but I gave up after page 7. Can anyone confirm what the OG and FG are for this WH honey ale is? Northern Brewer pegs OG at 1.062. Are other people getting that number? I'm going by the WH press release recipe, and I'm wondering how much of a starter to make.

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My Austin Homebrew extract kit (w/out added "alcohol booster,") read as follows:
Original SG= 1.057
Final SG= 1.013
Unless my math is wrong, that puts it at 5.76% ABV.

My SG readings were right on with these listed in the directions I received with the kit.
I still have a couple of weeks before I can crack one open, though.

 
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:38 AM   #507
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I plugged the White House Honey Ale extract recipe into Beersmith and got 1.053. I think those with higher OGs are adapting the recipe, perhaps.
i think you're missing something.. because my plug-in gave me 1.067 as a target SG
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:42 AM   #508
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I'm waiting for mine to bottle condition... my test bottles (12oz) have all been flat... dead flat. i'm wondering if my corn sugar syrup didnt mix well enough. Fingers crossed that my bombers will be OK, since a majority of the batch is in bombers. I'd hate to have to dump the whole batch. I used WLP002, i doubt I'll be using that again.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:07 AM   #509
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Alright what kinda honey you all use? I have a local bee lady I can get jars from just didn't know if it need to be filtered pasteurized or any of that other happy b.s. thanks for any info

 
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:17 AM   #510
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Silly me- I actually followed the 'original' recipe and only added 1/2 oz. of fuggles. Now I'm ready to bottle and it tastes like. . . well, not much. Is there any way to add the 1oz of hops that's missing or did I just ruin it?

 
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