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Old 02-04-2009, 12:14 AM   #1
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Can i just add more water to my batch if i missed my OG by 8 or 9 points?



 
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:16 AM   #2
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You are Over your OG??



 
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:17 AM   #3
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yes it was suppose to read 1.046 i am like 1.056

 
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:20 AM   #4
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Did you boil too much off?

 
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:30 AM   #5
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Sure; that's the best way to fix that "problem". But you want to make sure that your reading was correct:
  • Make sure your wort is very well-mixed. Shake it up for a couple of minutes before collecting your sample
  • Make sure your hydrometer is calibrated properly
  • Make sure you temperature-correct your hydrometer reading



 
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