I'm trying to become a bit more proficient with this tool. I periodically get nonsensical answers from it, but those are diminishing as I figure out what I should be asking.
However, here's one I can't seem to figure out.
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Let's say I want to start with 5 gallons of must, to which I've added 20 lbs of honey. The calculator tells me that gives me a SG of 1.147 and a potential ABV around 20%. Easy enough.
Now, I want to stop the fermentation at 10% ABV. Alternately, I used a yeast with 10% ABV tolerance. What will the SG be when I get there?
If I try putting 1.147 into "current SG" and 10% into ABV, it tells me my target gravity is 1.08, but it also tells me to remove 9.199 lbs of honey from my must.
Logic tells me I can probably just divide the orignal numbers it provided (1.147, 20%) by the same number (in this case 2) and arrive at a gravity of 1.0725 and ABV of 10%.
So, how do I answer this seemingly simple question? Embrace the world of negative honey, trust common sense, or.... what?
Mahalo in advance!