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Old 06-10-2013, 09:44 PM   #11
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I wonder what this will taste like.

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Old 06-11-2013, 04:16 AM   #12
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Meant to say make my wort. It's beer

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Old 06-11-2013, 04:22 AM   #13
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It could mean a lot of things:

1) You mashed really low, and used a very attenuative strain.
2) As mentioned, your hydrometer is out of calibration
3) You have an infected batch

It's not really rare to end up below 1.000 in certain cases like Saison using 3711, but unless you intended to end up below 1.000, it's likely one of the other reasons I listed. Mash temps might be the culprit if your thermometer isn't in calibration.

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:22 AM   #14
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After the mash my sg was 1.090 the ferment process was high gear for about 20 hours then slowed to a bubble a minute or so and I left it in the fermenter for about a month then checked sg nada. Bottled it, left it 3 weeks then started drinking. Tastes good and gives a pretty strong buzz no headache but the hydro reading has me stumped. Checked it and hydro is good

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:33 AM   #15
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IMO, somehow your reading was off. (bubbles on the hydrometer making it float higher?) It is very unlikely the gravity was below 1.000 which would be what you would get with distilled water.

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:38 AM   #16
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It could mean a lot of things:

1) You mashed really low, and used a very attenuative strain.
2) As mentioned, your hydrometer is out of calibration
3) You have an infected batch

It's not really rare to end up below 1.000 in certain cases like Saison using 3711, but unless you intended to end up below 1.000, it's likely one of the other reasons I listed. Mash temps might be the culprit if your thermometer isn't in calibration.
#3 probably but hey , if it taste good ,
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:41 AM   #17
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Id say just bottle and enjoy!

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