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I just finished brewing a 2.5 gallon clone of Brown Shugga and missed my OG by 30 points! I'm not sure what happened but I'm not sure how to fix it. I have some light DME on hand. I thought about boiling some of that and mixing it in with my wort, but I'm not sure how to figure up how much I need to use. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Whats ur anticpated OG?

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I just finished brewing a 2.5 gallon clone of Brown Shugga and missed my OG by 30 points! I'm not sure what happened but I'm not sure how to fix it. I have some light DME on hand. I thought about boiling some of that and mixing it in with my wort, but I'm not sure how to figure up how much I need to use. Any help would be much appreciated.
HOLY COW! How can you do that? Did you not crush the grain or what. I have never heard of such a thing. 30 points? Man I have a ton of questions..
When and where did you check your gravity?
Did you stir before your gravity sample was taken?.
what was the recipe?
Have you tested your hydrometer?
what was your volume?
just to ask a few


Yes DME or LME is going to be your friend.

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1.099 was my anticipated 1.070 was my actual.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:27 PM   #5
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HOLY COW! How can you do that? Did you not crush the grain or what. I have never heard of such a thing. 30 points? Man I have a ton of questions..
When and where did you check your gravity?
Did you stir before your gravity sample was taken?.
what was the recipe?
Have you tested your hydrometer?
what was your volume?
just to ask a few

Yes DME or LME is going to be your friend.

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I have no idea what happened! This has never happened to me before. The hydrometer is fine. I tested at 84 degrees and yes I stirred it. It was a 2.5 gal batch.
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I have no idea what happened! This has never happened to me before. The hydrometer is fine. I tested at 84 degrees and yes I stirred it. It was a 2.5 gal batch.
84 deg sample can be part of the problem. I am not a big fan of doing temp corrections. I don't find them to be accurate some will disagree but that's just me. The hydrometer is calibrated at 60deg.

Is this before the boil or after the boil?

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Did you correct your hydrometer reading for temp? Your problem could be bigger than you think.

Dry extract is about 44 points per pound per gallon, liquid is about 36.

So, for 2.5 gallons, liquid you need about 2 lbs, dry you need about 1.7 lbs.

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84 deg sample can be part of the problem. I am not a big fan of doing temp corrections. I don't find them to be accurate some will disagree but that's just me. The hydrometer is calibrated at 60deg.

Is this before the boil or after the boil?

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This was after the boil and yes I corrected for temp.
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Did you correct your hydrometer reading for temp? Your problem could be bigger than you think.

Dry extract is about 44 points per pound per gallon, liquid is about 36.

So, for 2.5 gallons, liquid you need about 2 lbs, dry you need about 1.7 lbs.
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Is this an AG batch or extract or partial? Just a suggestion. I know it wont help on this beer but start taking a hydrometer reading after the mash just before you start to boil and make all your corrections at that time. Then you don't have to worry about sanitizing any DME you simply add it before the boil if needed.

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