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packobeagles 10-07-2012 06:27 PM

FG too low?
 
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Been lurking on the forums for a little while, then registered and finally took the plunge and bought a partial mash kit (Chocolate Covered Beavr Nuts)..which also happens to be my first kit ever.

Now the problem/question. Can your FG be too low?

I followed the directions that came with the kit and from what i can tell everything was spot on. My OG was sitting at 1.082 (recipe says 1.068 - 1.072). I tried to make a starter, not knowing if it worked I panicked and went and bought a second vile of the White Labs California yeast (it didn't look like it "grew" or any more yeast than when I started) and piched my starter and the second vile. 8 days later I checked the FG and it is at 1.001 (between 1.000 and the 1.002 line, the wife even thinks it is the 1.000 line. So is that a good thing? Bad thing? or could my hydrometer be bad?

Here are two pics of the hydrometer sitting in the wort. Sorry for the lengthy post just wanted to get as much info to eliminate the questions.


packobeagles 10-07-2012 06:27 PM

FG too low?
 
2 Attachment(s)

Been lurking on the forums for a little while, then registered and finally took the plunge and bought a partial mash kit (Chocolate Covered Beavr Nuts)..which also happens to be my first kit ever.

Now the problem/question. Can your FG be too low?

I followed the directions that came with the kit and from what i can tell everything was spot on. My OG was sitting at 1.082 (recipe says 1.068 - 1.072). I tried to make a starter, not knowing if it worked I panicked and went and bought a second vile of the White Labs California yeast (it didn't look like it "grew" or any more yeast than when I started) and piched my starter and the second vile. 8 days later I checked the FG and it is at 1.001 (between 1.000 and the 1.002 line, the wife even thinks it is the 1.000 line. So is that a good thing? Bad thing? or could my hydrometer be bad?

Here are two pics of the hydrometer sitting in the wort. Sorry for the lengthy post just wanted to get as much info to eliminate the questions.



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