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Old 10-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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Does the debri from dry hops affect the readings of the hydrometer?

My hydrometer is calibrated to 15 celsius. What is the corrected reading of FG 1,022 at 71,6 F?

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Old 10-12-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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no, a hydrometer only reads whats soluble, not particulates.

your reading is around 1.024. you can use a calculator like this one: http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/rec...ydrometer.html

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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I made a huge mistake then!
Last night I was getting readings between 1,020 and 1,024 (there were lots of debris yeast debri and hops) and even-dough I was spinning the hydrometer I wasn't sure but I bottled my all-grain IPA...damm it!

What is going to be the most-likely result?

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a sweet cloudy IPA? what was your recipe? thats far higher than id ever want an ipa and potentially a bottle bomb risk. how long has this been fermenting?

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #5
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Possible over carbonated beer or even worse... bottle bombs, depending on what the target FG was.

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Old 10-12-2012, 10:02 PM   #6
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The Expected FG was 1,020.
This is my first all-grain and I mash the grains in cooler for 1,5 hours but at the beginin of the mash the temperature was a bit higher.
I'm guessing if there were lots of non-fermentable sugar in the wort due to a higher temp mash maybe these sugars are messing up with my hydrometer readings...is that possible?

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They wouldn't really mess up your readings. You would just end up with more unfermentable sugars leaving you with a higher FG. You may have mentioned this already so sorry if you did but.... Did you just take one reading or did you take 2 readings a few days apart?

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Just one last reading at 15 day in fermentor.

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That's cutting it pretty close. To be safe I'd put the beers in boxes and wrap the boxes in a towel or two in case they blow. For the future.... Either give the beer a couple more days to make sure it's finished fermenting or take gravity readings a couple days apart to make sure it's finished up.

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