Originally Posted by jmcvay131
How do you raid the alcohol lvl. I have a Scottish ale that's suppose to be at 5% how do I make it about 7%?
Adding one pound of DME to most 5 gallon extract batches will not change the overall balance TOO MUCH. It will reduce the hops bitterness slightly. If you choose to add more than one pound of extract to a recipe, I suggest proportionately increasing the the amount of hops. (for example, if you increase the amount of extract by 25%, then you should also increase the hops by roughly the same percentage to keep the finished beer balanced.)