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Old 01-17-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
Jul 2011
Chicago, IL
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I had a low OG of 1.052 and wanted to boost the ABV using what I had on hand. I added 5.5 oz of dextrose and 9.5 oz of honey to the 5 gallon primary. Is there any way to calculate what my new OG would be? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:49 PM   #2
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I ran your ingredients thru beersmith. It looks like you added about 7 points.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:52 PM   #3
Dec 2011
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I don't think you have to be a member to look this information up, but it does help to patronize this site. Anyway there is a nice calculator on what various adjuncts will do to yeast eating entities.

That would add .006 or under 1% ABV, if your talking about a 5 gallon batch. Anyway you can check out the website for more information if you like.

Hope this helps.
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