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I bought a couple of the newer MB refills from Sears. It was $20 for a ACL and Pat. Lager. I was thinking of making the ACL nextweekend when I bottle another batch. I have heard to add #1 DME to the mix,going by Qbrew that would give me an OG around 1.046 and an expected FG around 1.011 could I add another # of DME and bring it to OG 1.062 and a FG of 1.015. Would I be over DMEing it by adding the second round of DME?
Thanks in advance

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IMO that would be a bit much for the beer type. You could do the two pounds along with a hop boil of some type. If it were me I'd do a 1.25 lb of pilsen DME and maybe a 1/2 oz each 7 and 15 min hop boil. I'm sure you'll get more suggestions than just mine on this question.

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Agree that Pilsen DME (or maybe Golden Light) would work. Normally if you add more than a pound of added malt, you need to offset the maltiness with a hops boil as @stevecon said. I routinely add 1.5 to 1.75 Lb of DME to my base MrB HME's and the beers turn out very well - and I also do hops boils on each and every.

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I do have a 1/2 oz of cascades from a few weeks ago that my wife wants me to get out of the fridge door. My LHBS is closed today and tomorrow so Tuesday is the earliest I could do this brew. Most likely wait until Saturday so the wife can keep the kids at bay.

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I'm thinking of brewing the Classic American Light and a pound of Golden Light DME along with a hop boil. Any hops suggestions? I have two 1/2 oz MRB packages at home but can't remember what type. I appreciate your thoughts.

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thanks. that's not a bad price. too bad there's not sears close nearby here.

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"Birdman925" post=302208 said:

I'm thinking of brewing the Classic American Light and a pound of Golden Light DME along with a hop boil. Any hops suggestions? I have two 1/2 oz MRB packages at home but can't remember what type. I appreciate your thoughts.

You could do a variation on the Cowgirl Honey Light recipe:

1 Can Classic American Light HME
1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (or your choice of yeast)
1 lb. Pilsen or Golden Light DME
1 Packet Saaz or Cascade Pellet Hops
1 Cup Honey
1 Teaspoon Fresh Grated Ginger

If you want the aroma of the hops, go with @7-10 minutes or for flavour go with @20 mins of the boil. Meaning minutes left of course. Just my $0.02 on it. Let us know what you end up going with and how it turns out.

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wemt to sears picked up a refill. Thanks for the head's up.

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