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Old 02-12-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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I have been an amber ale kit, but the man at the brew store said I also needed another can of malt...so..I have a can of amber and a can of regular malt...seems like too much?


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Old 02-12-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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what size batch are you making? How many pounds of malt are in each can?


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Old 02-12-2013, 06:51 PM   #3
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They are both 5 lbs. This would only be my second batch, so I am unsure of the quantity it will produce...I was expecting 6 or 7 gallons?
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:18 PM   #4
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They are both 5 lbs. This would only be my second batch, so I am unsure of the quantity it will produce...I was expecting 6 or 7 gallons?
The recipe should indicate water volumes
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Ok...I was mistaken...got home and looked....I have a muntons connoisseurs bock beer kit. 40 pints...the guy at the brew shop said I needed a can of amber malt extract. So I got a 1.5 kg can of it. It has no directions. Just malt...again....just seems like too much
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Ok...I was mistaken...got home and looked....I have a muntons connoisseurs bock beer kit. 40 pints...the guy at the brew shop said I needed a can of amber malt extract. So I got a 1.5 kg can of it. It has no directions. Just malt...again....just seems like too much
I think the cans are 3.3 pounds? Is that 1.5 KG? If so, then you need two to make a full batch of beer.
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So yeah, 6.6 lbs of malt extract for a 5 gallon batch will get you an Original Gravity of just under 1.050, which sounds fine.

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Sweet...thanks guys!


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