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Old 08-19-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Brewed a 10 gallon batch of Boch yesterday. Everything went well. My OG reading was 1.055 according to the recipe it should be between 1.064 and 1.067. What does this mean. Did I do something wrong and what effect will this have on the final product. It was a extract brew with 14 lbs of lme and 6 lbs of grain.

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Old 08-19-2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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I think 1.055 sounds more accurate. BeerSmith suggests 14 pounds of LME in 10 gallons has a gravity of 1.053.

The 1.064-1.067 numbers are probably if you brewed it as a partial mash. In that case, you'd expect to get more sugar from the grains. If you're just steeping the grains, you don't get much conversion.

To learn more about partial mashing, see http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/easy...ng-pics-75231/

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Yea it originally was a partial mash recipe. Couple more brews and I'll try the technique. Just trying to get the basics down.

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Yea it originally was a partial mash recipe. Couple more brews and I'll try the technique. Just trying to get the basics down.
You're doing the right thing. I'm sure you've seen this thread, and it really is that easy!
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #5
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It was a extract brew with 14 lbs of lme and 6 lbs of grain.
Kiss Brew is probably right. You most likely just didn't get conversion on your grain. I've done it a few times myself.

+1 on the link to Deathbrewer's partial mash technique. It's how I brew 90% of my beers.
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