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04-23-2013, 05:13 PM   #3001
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Rockindaddy I used an online calculator (don't remember which one) but I'll take your word. That's good news.
A simple way to calculate abv is:

(OG - FG) x 131 = abv
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04-24-2013, 12:38 AM   #3002

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Nope, I goofed. My final gravity was 1.018 not 1.010. I used the brewersfriend calculator.
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04-24-2013, 12:44 AM   #3003
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Brewed this 2 weeks ago, just kegged it. My OG was 1.040, and my FG was 1.004 O_O

I guestimate that to be 4.7%

Tasted fantastic though.

04-24-2013, 02:18 AM   #3004
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Schlomo Brewed this 2 weeks ago, just kegged it. My OG was 1.040, and my FG was 1.004 O_O I guestimate that to be 4.7% Tasted fantastic though.
Mine went down to 1.004 too. I was aiming for 1.010 but oh well. Just tapped it tonight, tasty!
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04-24-2013, 03:07 AM   #3005
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by gcdowd A simple way to calculate abv is: (OG - FG) x 131 = abv
(OG-FG)x131.25 to be technical.
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04-24-2013, 11:17 AM   #3006
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Spinrathen (OG-FG)x131.25 to be technical.
Ok, to be technical yes. But that formula breaks down a bit with a higher abv. I actually use a different formula all together, and it's more accurate. For this formula, you must use OG and FG in whole numbers though, i.e. 1.050 would be 50. The formula I use is:

((832+ OG) * (832 + FG) * (OG -FG)) / 5,500,000

It's a little more involved, but I think it's more accurate
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04-27-2013, 06:00 AM   #3007
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Brewed this a month ago bumped up the first two hop additions to .50oz instead of the called 25oz. My girl said she wanted a strawberry blonde. Easy fix.

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04-27-2013, 06:08 AM   #3008
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And how's the taste with double the centennial?

04-27-2013, 06:12 AM   #3009
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 Originally Posted by pfgonzo And how's the taste with double the centennial?
Nice subtle aromatic bite... Crisp would be the best description.

04-28-2013, 04:11 AM   #3010
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Just tapped my first batch of this today! Awesome beer! Thanks BM!