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Old 08-10-2010, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Chocolate contributing to higher O.G. reading?

Brewed up Founder's Breakfast Stout Clone last night. Added about 4 oz of chocolate "chunks" at end of boil (just thrown in). Noticed when i took my O.G. that there were a bunch of small, soft-ish pieces of chocolate still floating around. O.G was about .014 higher than target. Would the leftover choc "floaties" contribute to a higher O.G. reading?

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Old 08-10-2010, 06:15 PM   #2
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no the "floaties" as you call them only displace the wort not change its density. most likely the chocolate melted during the boil and released a bunch of sugar that upped your SG reading. its also posable you got a higher than expected efficiency with your mash.

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Old 08-11-2010, 04:49 PM   #3
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thanks tipsy.

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