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 used 6 lbs of LME and 1 LBS of steeping grains and only came up with 3.7%.
I guess more LME wouls be needed to get a beer with more kick.
Is that right.
Say about 10 lbs. of LME?
I forgot how to do math like that! You should be on "Are you smarter than a 6th grader".Yuri_Rage said:Assuming that you're using the same yeast, and that you're not exceeding the alcohol tolerance of the yeast, ABV is directly proportional to fermentable content. Since LME is your sole source of fermentables, just do some simple math:
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".