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Old 02-06-2012, 02:02 AM   #1
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So I brewed a whiskey barrel porter today. everything was good until I took my OG reading and it was at 1.068. the kit says OG = 1.063. Is this a big concern and also what would cause it to be off. this is my 5th brew and everyone has been spot on. Please help

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Old 02-06-2012, 02:08 AM   #2
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So I brewed a whiskey barrel porter today. everything was good until I took my OG reading and it was at 1.068. the kit says OG = 1.063. Is this a big concern and also what would cause it to be off. this is my 5th brew and everyone has been spot on. Please help
We'll need a lot more details like recipe and your procedure but I would not worry much. It might be a bit outside the style but it should still be good.

I am happy to be a couple points off either way and unconcerned in your range. I would be more P.O.'d if it was low.

Again more details will be needed to determine what made the difference.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:10 AM   #3
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You probably just have higher efficiency than what the kit maker expects you to achieve. Either that or gnomes dumped sugar in your wort. I wouldn't worry about it, but if you are worried, just add water to your fermenter.

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Old 02-06-2012, 02:12 AM   #4
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5 pts isn't a big big deal. Another possibility is that your measurement of volume may be slightly off.

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Old 02-06-2012, 02:27 AM   #5
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Thanks all. I didn't think 5 points was a huge difference but I am new and have a ton to learn

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