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Old 12-28-2007, 04:33 AM   #1
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Default Adjusting to hit target gravity

I'm gonna be making a barley wine soon, British 2row maris otter as my base malt. I am using 18Lbs of Maris otter so I should be around 1.094.
If for some reason I miss my gravity and its a little low, which malt should I make up my loss with.....
Dry malt, Extract, Light, Dark? Canned, Bulk?
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:42 AM   #2
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I'd use DME as it's very consistent and predictable. There's an equation for determining gravity points per pound, uhm, .176/lbs. IIRC.


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Light or extra light DME is best. You get 45points/pound/gal - ie 1 lb in a gallon will raise your gravity by 0.045. In 6 gals it would raise it 0.0075.

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