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Old 02-20-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
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I did this one today, followed it spot on.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/simp...weizen-186432/

Had a boil over on the late dme addition.


Gravity was 1.070. That is way off. I took the gravity after I aerated and pitched cause I forgot.

Any ideas? This is my second batch.

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Old 02-20-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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Could be a measurement error. Just let it ride and see where you end up. I wouldn't worry.

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Old 02-20-2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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Taking the gravity after aerating wouldn't be an issue IMO, but taking it after pitching your yeast would cause it to be off.

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How much boil over was there? Might make sense if you lost a decent volume before the dme fully dissolved. You mixed the wort well and all that good stuff before taking the sample? But I agree with weizen, sit back and let the yeast enjoy that nice big pot of wort you made for em.

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Old 02-20-2011, 07:59 PM   #5
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If anything the difference in the reading will only affect your ABV%. Not a huge worry when you first start doing this.

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Old 02-20-2011, 08:24 PM   #6
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I don't think I lost too much on the boil over.

I'm always in such a rush on the end part and I forget to do stuff.


I really have no idea how to use that brewtarget software to see what the gravity should be.

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I'm just going to stick with kits. My Cream Ale tastes great and smells great.

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I would have had to read the hydrometer wrong or something.

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How much boil over was there? Might make sense if you lost a decent volume before the dme fully dissolved.
Wouldn't that cause a lower gravity?
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If you lost water before the extract fully dissolved that would mean theres less water for a roughly unchanged amount of extract. Same amount of extract in less water makes a higher SG

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