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Old 04-22-2012, 07:42 PM   #11
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All I know is my mash efficiency jumped 10% when I switched from full-volume mashes to <2 qts/lb with really basic "sparge".

Edit: But even when I mashed really thin at full volume, I never got anything like .050 off. It was like 65 percent mash efficiency instead of 75.

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Old 04-23-2012, 10:14 PM   #12
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I'll take a reading this afternoon and let you know what I find out...thanks everyone for your valued inputs!

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Old 04-24-2012, 01:20 AM   #13
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Sooo...I took it, and it’s at 1.032? CRAZY!!???

It’s been fermenting for two days. Day one I had it at Room Temp 72F. Once I saw action I put it in my cooler at 50F (suggested for that strand of Yeast). Which I’ll keep it there for about 10-12 days.

So what is the lesson here? I’m curious to know what could or might have happened so I can know in the future?

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Old 04-24-2012, 01:34 AM   #14
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Don't drink and read hydrometers.

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Old 04-24-2012, 03:42 AM   #15
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What temp was the wort when you took the reading? I bet you forgot to correct for a high temperature, and that's why it's now at 1.032.

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What temp was the wort when you took the reading? I bet you forgot to correct for a high temperature, and that's why it's now at 1.032.
I should have thought of that. If that beer had an OG of 1041-ish but the sample was around 183 F the hydrometer would read around 1012.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:14 AM   #17
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You measured off the added water at the end. Measure again when everything is stirring up in the carboy. Tonight would probably be right.
+1 This.

Or there's more to it than you've said. Like...all the wort spilled out so I filled the kettle with tap water instead and now my reading is low.

Or the grainbill was for a 5 gallon batch and I now have 30 gallons, what happened?!

Your boil cannot cause anything like this.
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What temp was the wort when you took the reading? I bet you forgot to correct for a high temperature, and that's why it's now at 1.032.
And +1 this too. Temperature adjust your hydrometer to 65f or whatever is the normal baseline.
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Thanks everyone, all great advice. Especially this....

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Where did you come up with the recipe for this?

I just had one of these the other day and would love to clone this bad boy.

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