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Old 07-30-2009, 02:44 AM   #1
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So my third batch of beer was an IPA and came out fantastic! I just brewed a new batch today and am already having second doubts of its integrity. In the recipe it was shooting for a SG of 1.058 and I got 1.090. The reading was also done when cooled in the pot at 68 f and only around 4 gallons. I added about a gallon and a half to make the 5 gallon mark and I'm sure that will change the Hydro reading but I never took one and pitched the yeast.
The recipe is as follows....

6 pounds of muntons Amber DME
3 pounds of Amber malt (milled grain) steeped for 30 min
Nugget hop pellets 1 ounce (60min)
Columbus Hop pellets 1 ounce(5min)
For yeast I used Wyeast No. 1007

It seemed to come out dark but I think its because I squeezed that grain sack a bit too much.
Cheers,
Chris

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Old 07-30-2009, 02:48 AM   #2
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From the math I learned a long time ago, your new "SG" should be around 1.063.

What temperature did you "steep" your Amber Malt at?

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From the math I learned a long time ago, your new "SG" should be around 1.063.

What temperature did you "steep" your Amber Malt at?
Hello! Thanks for the quick reply! I steeped the grain at 66 C or 150 F right on the mark for 30 min. Thanks for the Calculation for SG, how did you come up with that? I did actually change the recipe a little bit because my LHBS didn't have certain hops but I decided to use a different DME and grain. I guess what we had substituted was very close.
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You had 1.5 volumes of 1.000 SG water, and (assuming you have 5 gallons of wort) 3.5 volumes of 1.090. The math is:

total SG = (volume 1 * SG + volume 2 * SG) / total volume.

in your case, it's
(1.5 * 1.000 + 3.5 * 1.090) / 5

that gives you 1.063 or so.

Believe it or not, asphalt does not come with one specific gravity

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You had 1.5 volumes of 1.000 SG water, and (assuming you have 5 gallons of wort) 3.5 volumes of 1.090. The math is:

total SG = (volume 1 * SG + volume 2 * SG) / total volume.

in your case, it's
(1.5 * 1.000 + 3.5 * 1.090) / 5

that gives you 1.063 or so.

Believe it or not, asphalt does not come with one specific gravity
Thank you. Any comments on the recipe or perhaps how its going to turn out? I know the ultimate test is the taste test. I think I'm noticing a trend that I don't like the beers I have brewed with liquid malt extract and no grains steeped vs. using powder and grains. Or is it just the grains? I feel like it gives the beer much more body. Still learning but I thinking I'm getting it!
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