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Old 11-17-2010, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default First gravity reading ever

So I have just done my first ever gravity reading. The FG is suppose to be 1.09 and it is currently at 1.14. I am going to check it again in a couple days so I know not to worry.

I tasted it and now I know EXACTLY what Green beer tastes like! Because it is spiced, it tastes like beer with a pound of ginger in it!

Here is my beautiful brew!

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Old 11-17-2010, 11:40 PM   #2
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Awesome man. Its always nice to have a little taste while its green, warm, and flat, lol.

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I hope you mean 1.009 and 1.014 for those FG readings. Otherwise, something has gone TERRIBLY wrong!!!!

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Yeah, you're missing a digit after the decimal point. But we all know what you meant!

I'm surprised you'd expect a FG of 1.009, though- that's lower than almost all of my beers. Did you use a pound or two of corn sugar, which would ferment out all the way?

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Yeah, you're missing a digit after the decimal point. But we all know what you meant!

I'm surprised you'd expect a FG of 1.009, though- that's lower than almost all of my beers. Did you use a pound or two of corn sugar, which would ferment out all the way?
Considering I have NO idea where I got 1.009 from, its suppose to be 1.012 so I am almost there...
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As a rule of thumb, I typically add .001-.002, because the surface tension of the wort clings up around the sides of your hydro...

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