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Old 04-07-2010, 01:20 PM   #1
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I made a sweet stout that should be ready to drink tomorrow night. SG was around 1.063, FG came in at about 1.021, which I'm mostly satisfied with. Then I got to thinking......there's a pound of unfermentable sugar in this stuff. Is that going to affect the accuracy of my readings?

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Old 04-07-2010, 01:33 PM   #2
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No, it's affecting it exactly how you'd expect. The pound of lactose is represented in the 1.021 reading. Without the lactose, I'd expect to see something like 1.013.

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Old 04-07-2010, 02:18 PM   #3
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So to figure by ABV, should I deduct .01 for the sugar?

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If the pound of sugar was in there for your SG then you wouldn't have to worry about it.

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Oh yeah. Logic wins again!

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