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Old 01-11-2009, 04:28 AM   #1
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Default SG .011 lower than recipe...

I brewed up a partial mash orange cascade pale ale. Beersmith calculated 7.5 qts to mash and 5.5 for sparge. I boiled this up in a 7.5 gal turkey fryer. As you can imagine it was pretty damn full. I couldn't get a good boil going because it woulda boiled over. After cooling and filtering thru a grain bag to the bucket I got an sg of 1.049. Recipe called for 1.060. I pitched the two packs of s-04 and will let it do what its gonna do. How will this affect the beer? Just end up with a lighter beer? Anything I can do to possibly correct this or at least slightly fix it? Thanks!

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Old 01-11-2009, 04:30 AM   #2
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It will be fine... a little lighter... but I already told you. Send it to me, I will fix it for you. This is way out of your league

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Haha you really want my beer! I just saw your reply after posting this. This is my first "mistake" brewing so I'm a lil nervous!

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Beer knows what it is doing, it has an innate sense... I am telling you, it will taste like sweet nectar when it touches your lips!

I am brewing this AG recipe again in a week or so with some 40L to replace the 10L... getting a little more color and sweetness in there. Drank a couple drafts of the ORIGINAL recipe today as well... mmm good.

Dont worry man, you did good.

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It will be fine. It will not be what the recipe called for so to speak.. but it will be beer and I bet it will be tasty... Well done and keep it going.

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I try to be a stickler to style.

That being said...I sometimes miss. But I don't make bad or even less than good beer. Just sometimes I get a really good beer that I wasn't aiming for. Sounds like you got that.

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So, 11 days later I just took my first gravity reading: 1.014. Looks like the yeast have got their job done. Going to move it to secondary tomorrow and dryhop the 2 oz's of Cascades. I tasted it and it was really good. Just a little light . Can't wait for it to be bottled and carb'd!

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