Hard seltzer sense check

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cheeseyfeet

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Hi,

My Mrs fancied a hard seltzer on tap so I ordered a kit from the malt miller , instructions here -


Looking at the volumes it doesn't seem right to me. You get 5kg of sugar yet the expected OG is 1.040, wouldn't it be higher than this?

The water volume is given as 5 gallons, which I'm taking as UK measurements, so 22l give or take.

Just throwing this out to the collective wisdom!
 

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Putting the numbers into Brewer's Friend, for 22L it comes out as 1.087 for 5kg of sugar.
 

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Thanks, that's about what I thought too. Given this should ferment out to <1.000 I'd be left with something significantly stronger than the stated 6%.

Think I'll email them
 

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I agree, the recipe states an ABV of ~ 6%.

I think that the US recipe from the Omega yeast site (which has the sugar in pounds) has been incorrectly translated into metric.
 

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Actually, as they are on the forum,

@borischarlton - can you advise? Is this a mistake in the instructions or my understanding?
Hello, Yep you are quite right, there should have been 2kg of sugar not the 5 supplied. The recipes have now been adjusted, sorry for the error.
 
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