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Old 05-29-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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Hello I just bottled my kaiser alt a few minutes ago, the sample tasted great although the FG measurement came out kinda high at a 1.021. I didn't grab my sample before I put the priming sugar in so I was wondering if my 1.021 might be off because of the priming sugar. How bad will 5 oz of sugar throw off a FG measurement? thanks for any info.

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The normal level of priming sugar adds two points.

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1.021 is very high. How long was it fermenting? Hopefully it finished so you won't get any bottle bombs..

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It was in the primary for 28 days, and it looked like the yeast had done all the clean up that it was going to do. It was supposed to be a bit dryer but I think I may have mashed a few degrees higher than it was supposed to be. I have the bottles in a cardboard box with a blanket over them, so if I do end up with bottle bombs hopefully I'll just have a small mess to clean up, lol. When I drank the sample it tasted a little "worty", kinda like the smell of pouring a fresh boiled wort into the fermenter. The recipe has 87% munich malt which I think is why it kinda tastes like fresh wort, but I'm not sure. Thanks for the info.

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