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Old 04-29-2009, 05:59 AM   #1
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So this is about my 5th brew and I just realized. I don't know WHEN to take the initial gravity reading. Any help? THX

 
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:48 AM   #2
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Just before you pitch the yeast. Easiest to do if you take some while it is flowing into your fermenter.

 
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:01 AM   #3
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Unless it's a full boil I wait for about five to ten minutes after adding to fermentor and just before pitching. That way I feel that the wort and top up water is evenly mixed. For a full boil obviously it doesn't matter.

 
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