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Old 10-07-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Specific gravity on my ipa

Brew a ipa last night and when I check the sp it is reading 1.122. This seems high to me could this be correct or did something go wrong. We used 9.3# of golden light malt extract 1# crystal 10, 1# Munich, .5# carapils and .25# crystal 40. This was for a 5 gal batch. I though the sp would be around 1.075

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Old 10-07-2012, 10:55 PM   #2
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Your reading something wrong or your hydro is messed up.

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Old 10-07-2012, 10:58 PM   #3
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It is an error, you can't get that high with those ingredients.

Give us more details and someone can tell you roughly what it should be:

- Was it LME or DME:
- Did you mash the grains, or just steep them?

For 5 gallons:

- LME + Steep would put you around 1.071
- DME + Mashing would get you about 1.099

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:04 AM   #4
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Simply, if it was a partial boil and you added top off water, it was not fully mixed. With extract it is almost impossible to miss your OG unless your water quantity was waaaaaay off.

Relax and let it ferment........

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:12 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I figured out what we did wrong. We took the reading from a sample that drained direct from the grain bag. When I got a different sample we are at 1.070.

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