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Old 08-30-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
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Ok I had a friend mill some grain for me and I brewed with it yesterday. It was 18.5lbs of 2 row pale and 2.5lbs of Amber Malt. My starting gravity should have been arount 1.11 but it is only 1.068! I looked at the grains and there were very badly milled some where cracked however about 75% of the handful I looked at were still whole. GRRR. SO now I have a batch that is full in the fermentor. Do I have any good options to raise the ABV in this thing or just drink it as is?

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Old 08-30-2010, 12:54 PM   #2
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I must admit that I did not expect an OG of 1.068 when I read the header You could always add some extract to the wort to raise the OG. 1.068 will give you about 7% ABV if you get a decent attenuation. That is still a decent beer. But no giant...



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That's why they make DME, right?

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wow. What did he grind them with? a rolling pin?

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Old 08-31-2010, 12:41 AM   #6
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wow. What did he grind them with? a rolling pin?
Dude I have no idea. I could have used a rolling pin and it would have been fine. He used one of those old hand crank mills So now I am getting the Barley Crusher next week. No more 4hr boils for nothing.

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