Originally Posted by crookedibrews
well i tried a new recipe out. the starting gravity should have been 1.014 but it turned out to be 1.060. How does one control the starting gravity? im a beginner and i would like to better understand this.
You're fine. Spot on. 1060 is a good SG. If you have a recipe that has 1014 SG, it must be near beer, or a misprint of final gravity.
BTW, what's the recipe, ie, give us more info.
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