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Old 02-03-2009, 11:14 PM   #1
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Can i just add more water to my batch if i missed my OG by 8 or 9 points?

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:16 PM   #2
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You are Over your OG??

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:17 PM   #3
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yes it was suppose to read 1.046 i am like 1.056

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Did you boil too much off?

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:30 PM   #5
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Sure; that's the best way to fix that "problem". But you want to make sure that your reading was correct:

  • Make sure your wort is very well-mixed. Shake it up for a couple of minutes before collecting your sample
  • Make sure your hydrometer is calibrated properly
  • Make sure you temperature-correct your hydrometer reading
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