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  1. jeanzanita

    Question re. Final alcohol % and bottle carbonating

    Hi, I've been wondering about how to determine the actual alcohol % of my final cider after back-sweetening with apple juice (to 1.005 S.G), allowing it to carbonate, and then pasteurizing. I do the usual O.G. minus S.G. to determine the final alcohol %; but it struck me that by the addition...
  2. kansasbrew

    Controversy re: The Real Sam Adams

    I heard a guy on TV today say that the beer in colonial times was so weak you couldn't get drunk on it. He was a tea-totaler and was trying to save Samuel Adams' reputation so-to-speak. He said that Adams had a "malt house" but was essentially saying that he didn't make beer like we would...
  3. kansasbrew

    how much alcohol content does honey add

    I'm getting ready to do my first batch of beer. I think I'm going to do something very similar to the "Orange Blossom Special" on this site. It will contain 6 lbs of DME wheat. The recipe calls for 2lbs of honey. I am told that adds to the alcohol content. I'm not looking for a huge buzz...
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