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Old 11-13-2008, 10:27 PM   #1
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I'm trying to learn from my mistakes with my first all grain. My OG should have been 1.040. It ended up being 1.060. What could have been the reason for such a high gravity?

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Old 11-13-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
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More info please. What was your grain bill and how many gallons did you end up with?

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Old 11-13-2008, 10:34 PM   #3
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6lbs 2 row
2lbs flaked corn
1lb of minute rice.
I ended up adding almost 2lbs of minute rice by mistake.
I did BierMunchers Cream ale recipe. I ended up with 7.5 gallons pre boil. I hope you can help me why I was so off. I'm doing another batch this weekend.

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And when and where did you take the OG measurement?

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Right before I pitched the yeast.

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And you had 5 gallons in the fermenter?

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And you had 5 gallons in the fermenter?
Almost 5 1/2 gallons..
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At 75% efficiency the OG should be around 1.057 so you were close.

What efficiency and volume does BM have on his recipe?

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At 75% efficiency the OG should be around 1.057 so you were close.

What efficiency and volume does BM have on his recipe?

His efficiency is 75%..I guess I was close. His was for a 11.5 gallon batch size. I basically cut it in half.
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Even if you left the rice out completely and had 70% the gravity would still be over 1.040. Are you sure the 1.040 wasn't the pre-boil gravity on his recipe?

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