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Old 04-10-2007, 07:56 PM   #1
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Hello I am new to the forum and pretty new to brewing.

I have brewd three in the past 6 months. All three time my readings have been like this:

Original: 1.043
Final: 1.012

Is that OK or what. I've read I am supposed to be at 1.040 then 1.010 so just wondered what the deal is.

Thanks for any Ideas.

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Old 04-10-2007, 07:59 PM   #2
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Where you're "supposed to be" depends on the details of each individual recipe.

But those readings you've gotten were in a perfectly good range for a moderate alcohol beer with a decne mouthfeel (i.e. not watery tasting).

FG estimates are always a bit of a guess, so you should never expect them to be spot on.

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It depends on your recipe. Are those readings temperature corrected?

As they are now, your beers are coming in at 4.1% abv.

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Hey thanks.
Yes those are temp corrected.
4.1% alc. is pretty good I think for what I am doing. Just basic Ales. Right?

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You are getting 72% attenuation, which is good. Much more than that in a basic ale would make for a very dry brew.

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