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Old 12-31-2012, 03:13 AM   #1
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Default 1.3 OG...how is this possible

I just brewed a stout and the OG was 1.3 at 80 degrees, not 1.030, 1.3. Is it worth my time to try and ferment this out or is it going to be a mess?

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Old 12-31-2012, 03:43 AM   #2
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Recipe?

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:10 AM   #3
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What is the range of your hydrometer? Did you mix the wort with water?

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:19 AM   #4
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You must have read it completely wrong. The hydrometers we use for beer only go up to 1.170 SG... You have some more 'splaining to do...

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:25 AM   #5
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Sounds a bit off. Just add some water

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:47 AM   #6
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1.3 there isn't really a yeast that can take that gravity down into range on FG and alcohol %. if it was down to 1.150 Id say give it a try. But even that may take incremental additions of your (previously not in the fermentor) batch +nutrient+energizer to knock it down.
1.3 is a mix for high 37-39% alcohol range. Unless you are experimenting on an extreme brew (which would be cool too) I'd say knock that down into the high 1.1* range and then think hard about how you'll pull it off.

If you doubled the volume with the addition of only water you'd get 1.15. So you have a way to go.
I don't know what you did to get it that high. Has there been any possible trauma to the hydrometer?

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something sounds fishy here, misread of a refract maybe, definately not possible with your typical hydrometer

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I think the OP realized his FUBAR and is hiding in shame. Refractometers are even less likely to be read wrong.

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are you sure your not trying to read some pure maple syrup?

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I think the OP realized his FUBAR and is hiding in shame. Refractometers are even less likely to be read wrong.
when I said misread, I was moreso pointing out user error

frankly to get an og this high you would need to add like 25 lbs of corn sugar on top of a 15 lb + grain bill
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