G’day northern brewers,
I was an active user of this forum years ago but under a different user name (kegstand).
Anyway, totally not important and I’ve never stopped brewing. Always dug the NB boards but having kids sure can take a bite out of the old ‘free time.’
My question, is, if I take a 5 gal batch of beer fermented down to an fg of 1.008 and giving me an abv of 5.6% abv, then rack off half, and add back 2.5 gallons of wort into the primary measuring 1.072 and fermenting down to 1.008 again, do I have a beer that is now 13.9%abv.
It does’t taste like it. It’s much smoother and less hot than other beers of that strength that I’ve tasted.