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Old 12-23-2011, 04:25 PM   #11
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I had the same thing happen to a red, it was my second brew and you know what I forgot to do?

When I topped it off to make it 5 gal, I forgot to shake it up. So I was taking readings out of the water I topped off with, instead of the mixture. Which gave me a super low reading. I mixed it up and got a better reading. But like the guys are saying here, its no big deal. Just let it ride.

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Old 12-23-2011, 06:28 PM   #12
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UNtill you get to pm or ag as long as you have the post boil volume and no boil over you ar all good..

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Old 12-23-2011, 10:21 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the help everyone!!! I just flipped my lid when I came in so low. Had I thought it out rationally then I see exactly what you guys are saying. I read and re read the directions probably 12 times before I put up my post. And of course th directions do not say shake the hell out of it then take your OG measurement. Thanks again guys, this forum has been a life saver

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