Re: All Grain Mash plus sugar
A decent conversion of lets say about 75% to 80% of the starches should give you around a 7% ABV fermentation which is about average for an all grain mash. You could add some additional dextrose for more yield, but remember - making it too high in gravity will sacrifice some flavors. Read through http://groups.yahoo.com/group/new_distillers/message/39403 for some pointers on mashing techniques.
--- In email@example.com, Jerry McCullough <jkmccull@...> wrote:
> I agree with you that I shloud have got more than 3/4 gallon. I had several problems as a direct result of my inexperience.Â I think IÂ will do better this time around.
> Lets say I do a good job of mashing the grains and I end up with for exampleÂ a 5% potential ABV in the wort. If I were to add dextrose to bring theÂ potential ABV up to 12%, what would I lose?