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Old 10-15-2010, 02:49 AM   #1
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Default FG is .002 too high, what causes this?

Our FG on our nut brown ale had a suggested FG of 1.011-1.014
Ours finished (2 readings, 3 days apart) at 1.016.

How big of a deal is this and what can we do to prevent this next time?

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Old 10-15-2010, 02:53 AM   #2
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Sounds like you nailed it. The variable could be temperature or a hydrometer that isn't calibrated..... I'd call it good.

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Old 10-15-2010, 02:58 AM   #3
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A few degrees in mash/steep temp can do this or having slightly less total wort volume. I bet it is even better than you expect. Nut Browns should be meaty in my book. After all 1.014 is a high FG anyway.

Try some 1.002 brew sometime and you will see the difference.

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