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LuellingBrew 10-10-2011 01:53 AM

Hefe starting gravity
My starting gravity is approximately 1.034. Is this too low to start?

hoppymonkey 10-10-2011 02:02 AM

It'll be beer, but it will be small beer. I guess it depends on what you were aiming for.

LuellingBrew 10-10-2011 02:04 AM

I was hoping for a 5 ish

hoppymonkey 10-10-2011 03:12 AM


Originally Posted by LuellingBrew (Post 3373439)
I was hoping for a 5 ish

Yeah. You won't get that. It'll be more like 3. What was your recipe? You could always add some malt extract to add some gravity points.

LuellingBrew 10-10-2011 01:46 PM

4.5 #s of munitions wheat malt
2.5 #s of pilsner
2.5 #s of dark wheat malt

LuellingBrew 10-10-2011 01:47 PM

Oh yea 1.5L starter

hoppymonkey 10-10-2011 05:14 PM

Ahh. Sounds like you just didn't get a good gravity reading. It happens quite frequently with extract as it is quite difficult to mix thoroughly. It will be fine as is.

LuellingBrew 10-10-2011 08:42 PM

It was all grain except starter!

hoppymonkey 10-10-2011 09:19 PM


Originally Posted by LuellingBrew (Post 3375898)
It was all grain except starter!

DOH! Misread that one. Yeah you got low efficency. You add some DME to increase the gravity a bit

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