Originally Posted by kammee
I think adding during the primary is a better idea. I hadn't thought about not getting any fermentables from my grains, although they're all modified and I thought a 30 minute soak at 155 would provide some sugars but if its calculated at 1.022 on just the 3LB of DME I feel much better about my initial gravity reading.
make sure you understand the difference between gravity points and fermentables. you DO get gravity points from your steeping grains...they just may not be fermentable. steeping grains are already converted and don't have to be mashed to extract the sugar.
if this is a 5 gal batch you should have got around 1.030 OG. like starfish said, maybe you got a diluted sample. if you do add dme, i would add it asap to the primary
you could also take a sample right now. if your fermentation has started and you gravity is reading at or about 1.020, you know your initial sample was wrong...