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Upping Abv

I bought the Honey brown ale kit and would like to up the Abv so i added 3.5 of liquid malt and 3 oz of willamette hops i was planning on adding 2 oz. of the willamette 60 mins and dry hoping the last oz.

Just wondering if anyone has any advice i was also wondering if my bubbler on my primary bucket will be sufficient or do i need to move to the hose system to handle the output of all that malt

(Still a newbie) Drinking a Smoked Porter and just bottled Cream Ale this will be my 3rd batch

you would end up with with too high of an IBU with that addition.

American Brown Ale

Recipe Specs

Batch Size (G): 5.0
Total Grain (lb): 10.500
Total Hops (oz): 3.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.073 (°P): 17.7
Final Gravity (FG): 1.018 (°P): 4.6
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 7.17 %
Colour (SRM): 20.1 (EBC): 39.6
Bitterness (IBU): 73.1 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill

9.500 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Amber (90.48%)
0.250 lb Biscuit (2.38%)
0.250 lb Chocolate (2.38%)
0.250 lb Crystal 120 (2.38%)
0.250 lb Special Roast (2.38%)

Hop Bill

1.00 oz Cluster Pellet (5.7% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)
2.00 oz Willamette Pellet (7.1% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 oz/Gal)

Misc Bill

Single step Infusion at 151°F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 65°F with

What about doing 1oz at 15 min and a second at 5min, and still dry hop with the last oz. That would get you an ibu of 35.4 vs 73.1 doing 2oz at 60 min.

American Brown Ale

Recipe Specs

Batch Size (G): 5.0
Total Grain (lb): 10.500
Total Hops (oz): 4.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.073 (°P): 17.7
Final Gravity (FG): 1.018 (°P): 4.6
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 7.17 %
Colour (SRM): 20.1 (EBC): 39.6
Bitterness (IBU): 35.4 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill

9.500 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Amber (90.48%)
0.250 lb Biscuit (2.38%)
0.250 lb Chocolate (2.38%)
0.250 lb Crystal 120 (2.38%)
0.250 lb Special Roast (2.38%)

Hop Bill

1.00 oz Cluster Pellet (5.7% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)
1.00 oz Willamette Pellet (7.1% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)
1.00 oz Willamette Pellet (7.1% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)
1.00 oz Willamette Pellet (7.1% Alpha) @ 0 Days (Dry Hop) (0.2 oz/Gal)

Misc Bill

Single step Infusion at 151°F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 65°F with

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I have yet to have a blow off using a 6.5gallon bucket. I do also control ferm temps with a minifridge. So my fermentation temps always start at the low end of the manufacturers suggested range. That helps cut down on blow offs. I do still get them from time to time when I use my 6 gallon better bottle though. Especially with Wyeast 3068. Anyway… you should be ok in a 6.5 gallons bucket. But if you ferment warm (70F+) I would throw a blow off on there anyway. Rather be safe then sorry.

My first two batches i kept at a good 62-64 degrees so i hopefully will be ok.
I was thinking about adding them lower times isnt that 20-30 min range more for hop flavor than added bitterness. Where can i find the equations for these things, I really need to go buy that brewers bible. LOL and thanks for the advice

I’m sure they’re in How to Brew, but there are also plenty of online calculators.

http://www.realbeer.com/hops/bcalc_js.html

Make sure you get a good starter going for that high-gravity beer too.

http://www.mrmalty.com/starter_faq.php

Mmmm starters… They are easy and really speed up the fermentation period. I would use one of the recipe builders on the web, or some software.

If you just start with additions, you can change a beer so much that it won’t be a brown ale. If you want to do sheer experiment, and don’t care that it is a Brown Ale, then go ahead with anything.

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