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    Question calories in beer

    I know that there is a formula for figuring out the calories in a specific beer but I have not been able to find it anywhere. If anybody could help I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks

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    calories

    HI Ray:
    You asked about calculating Kcal in beer:

    Kcal/12 oz beer:

    alcohol w/w X 6.9 = A
    real extract - Ash X 4 = B
    A + B = C

    C X 3.55 X specific gravity = Kcal/12 oz

    In the past I used .15 as Ash factor, based on analysis
    at time in Frankenmuth, MI.

    I hope the forgoing is of help to you.

    Fred Scheer
    Boscos Nashville Brewing Co.
    THE RESTAURANT FOR BEERLOVERS

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    Question Kcal in beer

    Hello Fred and everyone,

    Fred,

    Would you please (or any one else) please explain to me what is an "Ash factor"?

    Thank you.

    Michael W. Snyder

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    I have not heard of the ash factor myself, but I guess it is an allowance for the mineral salts in the beer. As it seems quite high, I wonder if this also includes an allowance for non fermentables such as proteins and hop resins - but would ould welcome clarification myself

    Cheers
    dick

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    Found this website while searching for some answers myself.

    http://realbeer.com/spencer/attenuation.html

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