Thick Wort, Hydrometer reading?
I just brewed a pumpkin ale, with 60oz pumpkin in a 5 gallon batch. I used a thief to take wort for a hydrometer reading before pitching the yeast, but the wort was quite thick and viscous, including some cold break and lots of pumpkin. When I floated the hydrometer in the sample, it read 1.07, which is much higher than I expected for gravity. Could the pumpkin in the wort, or even the cold break proteins, be affecting the hydrometer reading at all?
-Fashionably Late, Double the Trouble (IIPA)
-Fashionably Lite (small beer)
-Lagunitas IPA clone
-Cole Porter (not a clone)
-Tröegs Mad Elf Clone
-Dogfish Punkin' Ale Clone
-Holly (Christmas Ale from jmo88)
-Belgian Holly (Christmas Ale from jmo88, using WLP530)
-Witty Zach (Belgian Wit)
-Zach the Mick (Irish Red)
Up Next: Baltic Porter