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shaunvfx 11-19-2012 02:05 AM

Expected OG 1.078 actual 1.092 Help?
 
Hello I was brewing this recipe

4 lbs 6 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US
6 lbs Pale Liquid Extract
1 lbs 4.0 oz Munich Malt
1 lbs 4.0 oz Carafa II
13.0 oz Wheat Malt
9.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L


Per Beersmith at 72% efficiency I should have had 1.078 how the hell did I end up with 1.092?

Any help would be great. I am pretty bummed out right now.

Recipe is a scaled recipe of Turmoil CDA found here , I made a partial mashin from the all grain recipe. Original recipe is 5gal I did 5.5.

http://byo.com/component/resource/ar...adian-dark-ale

The gravity and everything listed on the site is a bit different than what beersmith reflects, which is fine but beersmith is giving me 98% efficiency based on the current numbers which is BS.

Chamuco 11-19-2012 03:03 AM

Seems unlikely that you really got 1.092 in 5.5 gallons. Did you check your hydrometer?

ulfada 11-19-2012 03:23 AM

Are you sure your volume is 5.5? If your volume is off it can have a huge effect on OG.

Herky21 11-19-2012 03:27 AM

what was the temperature when yo took the hydrometer reading? also, was there a lot of yeast or trub suspended in the sample?

shaunvfx 11-19-2012 05:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Herky21 (Post 4602265)
what was the temperature when yo took the hydrometer reading? also, was there a lot of yeast or trub suspended in the sample?

Thanks for the replies.

Looks like this was the problem.

I waited, cleaned up everything after the brew day... then swished the fermenter around which had now been sitting for a couple hours and took another reading just a few moments ago.

1.078.

the first sample after going back and looking at it had a ton of trub settled at the bottom -- i typically take OG before adding the yeast so no yeast in the sample.

lesson learned.

temperature was the same for both readings 68.

thanks everyone


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