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Calorie Calculations

Calculating calories for any beer is very simple, especially for the beer you brew because you already have the information you need.

Calories per Pint: S.G. in Plato x 18

Calories per 12 oz: S.G. in Plato x 13.5

Examples:

16 oz. pint of Imperial Stout at 17.6 degrees Plato S.G.:
17.6 x 18 = 316.8 Calories.

12 oz. can of National-Brand Lager at 10.2 degrees Plato S.G.: 10.2 x 13.5 = 137.7 Calories.

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I tested the above computation for 12 ounces of beer at Dogfish Head with QC Supervisor Chad Collier and his amazing $32,000 analysis machine. Calorie computations are logarythmic and not a straight line, however Chad was impressed with how close the calculations will get you to the actual Calorie count.

And wouldn't you rather have a 300+ calorie pint of Imperial Stout instead of a piece of chocolate cake anyway?


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