Originally Posted by cbren723
Just brewed this last night for the first time (my first stout). everything looks good so far. I forgot to talk an intial OG measurement, but I just took one about 18 hrs later and its at 1.040. Does anyone know if that sounds about right?
Probably too many variables to say. I would imagine yeast could chew through .02 in no time, but would depend on pitch rate, viability, whether it started immediately, etc.
But as long as you followed the recipe, your OG should be in the ballpark. Since it's an extract recipe, there not too much you could do to affect your OG that much.