How to convert 4.5 gal to 5 gal

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  1. Coffeybean

    Coffeybean New Member

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    hi. New here. Found a recipe i’d like to try but it is for 4.5 gals abd I have 5 gallon kegs so would rather make 5 gallons. Is there a way to use this site to calculate what increase in ingredients are needed for the extra half gallon?
     
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    Enter the recipe into the editor and use the scale function in the recipe tools tab.
     
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    Thanks! So the recipe is on this site. Is there no way to convert a linked recipe already entered or do I need to re-enter recipe as written with oldvolume then desired volume?
     
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    Just copy their recipe, by saving it. Then you can scale it up.
     
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    Or multiply everything by 1.11111... That's 5/4.5.
     
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    As Yooper says, you can copy and save any recipe on the site and then treat it as your own, editing as you see fit. Trial membership is limited to saving 5(?) recipes but you can delete the ones you're done with after saving copies either with a screenshot or converting to an XML file.
     

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