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Old 04-03-2009, 05:35 AM   #1
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I posted this on another thread but didn't get a response...

I have an extract version of Centennial Blonde (now in the fermenter on day 12). My measured OG was 1044 which is much less than 1054 estimated by Beersmith. Could my OG really be that far off from Beersmith, or is it more likely that I botched my hydrometer reading? I mixed it really well before sampling. Also, this thing fermented out in 3 days. FG has been at 1011 for over a week.

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5 lbs Extra Light Dry Extract
1 lbs Cara-Pils
1 lbs Crystal 10L
0.25 oz Centennial (45 min)
0.25 oz Centennial (20 min)
0.25 oz Cascade (10 min)
0.25 oz Cascade (5 min)
1 Pkgs Nottingham Yeast-Ale

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Est Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG

Edit: I also did a late extract addition with 2 Lbs. of the extract last 15 minutes. 2.5 gal boil with 3 gal. top off. 5 gal. final volume.

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Old 04-03-2009, 05:46 AM   #2
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didi you compensate for tempature on your original reading?

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Old 04-03-2009, 05:52 AM   #3
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Type: Extract
Date: 4/3/2009
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Ingredients
5 lbs Extra Light Dry Extract
1 lbs Cara-Pils
1 lbs Crystal 10L
0.25 oz Centennial (45 min)
0.25 oz Centennial (20 min)
0.25 oz Cascade (10 min)
0.25 oz Cascade (5 min)
1 Pkgs Nottingham Yeast-Ale
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Est Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.40 %
Bitterness: 17.3 IBU
Est Color: 4.7 SRM


Looks like you are right where you need to be.

It does look to be a good lawnmower beer

I think you accuracy issure came from a beersmith setting, that is still an extract brew, not a PM

none the less Congrats ITS BEER !!!!!

-Jason
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:47 AM   #4
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DOH!!! You're right, Cheeto. I had Beersmith set on PM not Extract. I changed it and the estimated results are just what you show. Thanks!

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