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Old 06-04-2007, 10:04 PM   #1
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Help with Original Gravity

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8 lbs. American 2-Row Malt
3 lbs. Honey
1 lbs. 60L Caramel Malt
1 lbs. Chocolate Malt
.5 lbs. Roasted Barley
2LB of cornsugar

1 oz. Kent Goldings (50 min)
.5 oz. Fuggles (50 min)
.5 oz. Fuggles (10 min)
Wyeast ESB Ale #1968


The recipe stated that the original specific gravity would be around 1.065. I added the 2Lb of cornsugar to give it a little something extra.

I took a hydrometer reading @ 1.077 at a temp of @ 80 degrees. With the temp being so high I figured my gravity would be off my .002 (according to this page: http://www.ebrew.com/primarynews/ct_hydrometer_temp_correction.htm, and would be left with a "real" gravity of 1.075.

Question is, does this seem right that 2Lb of corn sugar would increase the gravity my .010 points?

Also, what is the specific gravity of cornsugar.

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I added the 2Lb of cornsugar to give it a little something extra.

I took a hydrometer reading @ 1.077 at a temp of @ 80 degrees. With the temp being so high I figured my gravity would be off my .002 (according to this page: http://www.ebrew.com/primarynews/ct_hydrometer_temp_correction.htm), and would be left with a "real" gravity of 1.075.

Question is, does this seem right that 2Lb of corn sugar would increase the gravity my .010 points?

Also, what is the specific gravity of cornsugar.
According to beersmith, 2lbs of corn sugar would up the gravity by ~18 points.
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sweet....thanks for the quick reply.....looks like I need to work on my efficency.

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