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Old 12-29-2013, 12:40 AM   #1
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Do I take my OG reading at boil or with chilled wort?

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Old 12-29-2013, 12:43 AM   #2
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Cooled wort. Boiling will screw with your hydrometer reading and you can't adjust that big a change

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Old 12-29-2013, 12:43 AM   #3
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It's POSSIBLE to take it at any temperature, but temperature corrections are notoriously unreliable as you get hotter and hotter. Best bet is to measure at the temp your hydrometer is calibrated at - usually 60 or 66*f.

Chill the wort first.

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Old 12-29-2013, 12:57 AM   #4
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Thank you!!!!

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Does 1.050 sound right for an American wheat

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Does 1.050 sound right for an American wheat Sent from my SCH-I545 using Home Brew mobile app
Doesn't sound wrong. Depends on recipe.
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