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  1. riilier2020

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    Okay some Brewing 2 gallons of beer it's a stout. The Rhett penis Dr has given has 6 lb of dry malt extract. so I'm not sure if I need to use all of that for my recipe or not, how to mention I wasn't told how much sugar to add versus the package of yeast
     
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    I'm not sure where the typos leave off and the real words begin but...
    6 lbs of DME in 2 gallons will give you an original gravity of 1.132 and 12.99 % ABV. That's way more than you need.
    For the average recipe, somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.5 lbs of DME per gallon will do. There is no need to add any sugar - the DME is pretty much pure malt sugar and it's all you need to make beer.
    Good luck.
     
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    What recipe are you using? Can you post it?
     
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    I'm not referencing a specific recipe. Do a search of the data base and you'll find dozens of similar recipes for a simple extract stout...top of the page>"search" tab>beer recipes> filter by style and method.
     
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    If you're really in the dark about how to proceed, list the ingredients that you have on hand and I can whip up a quick recipe that should work for you.
     
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    My question was based more on the guess it sounds like the original recipe Riillier is using is for a 5 gallon batch. To get a better idea of the amount of malt to use it may be as simple as multiply by 0.4.
     
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    Recipes scale directly. For example... half the final volume, half the malt and half the hops will yield the same beer.
     
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    I love autocorrect!
    I'm not sure exactly what recipe you're using, but if you want to let us know more details we'd be glad to help out.
     
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    Kind of wondering if this is a Bot...
     
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    Ask your doctor if Rhett penis Dr is right for you.
     
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    Clinical trial?
     
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    I like recipes.
     
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    My bad....I should have been more specific. Multiply by 0.40: I was using a 1 to 1 ratio. I was referring to if (s)he wants to have a 2 gallon brew and if the recipe is 5 gallons then 2/5 = 0.40 or 40% He would need 6 x 0.4 = 2.4 lbs of malt extract if the 5 gallon brew required 6 lbs.
     
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    and :D hahahaha!
     
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    It is always interesting, and sometimes funny, trying to decipher the written words that people submit to public forums. Proofreading, or editing after the fact are your friends, fellow brewers.
     
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    Yes, everything scales at the same ratio. If you want x% less beer you use x% less malt, etc.
     
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    Yep, autocorrect is no replacement for literacy.
     
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