Originally Posted by Gfei
I'm pretty sure he doesn't need to do anything. He used dme then topped off with water in the fermenter. It's mostly expected top get a gravity reading that's too low in that case because the wort isn't mixed completely.
It's really hard to miss your target using dme...
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I know of two ways to miss your gravity with DME/LME. One, not fully emptying your containers, like mentioned above and two, straining the hop and break material through a mesh bag. If you don't squeeze out the excess it will throw your gravity off.
I don't think I understand what you mean by not mixed. My process for partial boil's is to:
Boil DME/LME for 60 min
add the wort to the fermenter
add water to 5 gallons
mix to induce oxygen
sanitize my thief
take a reading.
I would think it would be well mixed at that point and the reading would be accurate. Am I the only one who does (did) partial boils like this? Am I missing something?
Gfei, I'm sorry if I sound like a jerk. I'm not trying to, I've just never heard that before, so I want to understand.