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Offline Chavez324

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overdose of DME
« on: April 14, 2013, 08:33:12 PM »
I just made a Stone Ruination cloneand forgot to measure the DME. Pitched 3lbs instead of 2, will that increase the ABV?

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Re: overdose of DME
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 10:38:24 PM »
 short answer, yes.

longer answer, it will raise your OG about 8 points (assuming a 5gal batch), and probably raise your ABV somewhere around a half percent, depending on how fermentable the extract is.
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Re: overdose of DME
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 07:41:25 AM »
Garc_mall is spot on.  3lbs instead of 2lbs isn't a huge difference but will make it a stronger beer.  If you are using dry yeast, recalculate your recipe to identify your intended OG (a sample with hydrometer is better) to ensure you have a yeast cell count that can handle the OG.  You should be good if the recalculation/measurement is under 1.060.
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