#### dexter_craig

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I guess more LME wouls be needed to get a beer with more kick.

Is that right.

Say about 10 lbs. of LME?

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I guess more LME wouls be needed to get a beer with more kick.

Is that right.

Say about 10 lbs. of LME?

If you're doing a 5 gallon batch, use 6lbs of DME or 6.6lbs of LME and you'll be in the 5% range...

x lbs / 5% ABV = 6 lbs / 3.7% ABV

x / 5 = 1.622

x = 5 * 1.622

x = 8.11 lbs

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Edit: Sorry misread thought he said Dry extract as opposed to liquid

Well, you'd get about 4.25% ABV with 6 pounds LME, depending on what yeast you used and what your fg was. 7 pounds LME would get you to 5% ABV.dexter_craig said:

I guess more LME wouls be needed to get a beer with more kick.

Is that right.

Say about 10 lbs. of LME?

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I forgot how to do math like that! You should be on "Are you smarter than a 6th grader".Yuri_Rage said:

x lbs / 5% ABV = 6 lbs / 3.7% ABV

x / 5 = 1.622

x = 5 * 1.622

x = 8.11 lbs

Nope. I can do all sorts of math, and I have a good understanding of chemistry and engineering. I have a 4 year degree in computer science, and I'm well on my way to a Master's degree. But, I am NOT smarter than a 6th grader. I have trouble using an iPod.brandona33 said:I forgot how to do math like that! You should be on "Are you smarter than a 6th grader".

Honestly, I wouldn't worry about the alcohol content. Alcohol adds some body or "fullness", but it's the flavor that counts.