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Old 08-20-2009, 03:08 AM   #1
Aug 2009
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So I'm making a Hefeweizen with a target O.G. of 1.047. Before i pitched the yeast it was at 1.050, It is now day 11 of fermentation and the OG is at 1.015. Doesn't that seem unusually low?

.... On another note... why is this forum saying im spelling Hefeweizen wrong?

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Old 08-20-2009, 03:16 AM   #2
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Hard to say without details, what was the target FG?

Maybe the forum is French? I wish it would correct my mistakes.

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Old 08-20-2009, 03:37 AM   #3
Mar 2009
Hamilton,, ON
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It's low, but not stupidly so... let it sit there for another couple of days, just to make sure that's where it's going to be.

As for the spelling, it's not the forum that corrects your "mistakes", but rather the browser... I'll assume you're using Firefox?

Would you consent to letting us see your recipe? That might help things along with people that actually know why your beer might be drier than you expected.
If you are not growing your own 6th generation barley and hops, you're not *really* homebrewing.

Fermenting: Real Ale, Extract Lager (with WLP830), India Pale Ale

Conditioning: Nothing

Drinking: Pale Ale from the keg

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Old 08-20-2009, 06:26 AM   #4
Jan 2009
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What yeast did you use? By knowing that we can determine what the anticipated attenuation is and from there we can determine whether or not 1.015 is low.

If the attenuation is 72% that would leave the final gravity at 1.013, so 1,015 would not be low in his case.

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Old 08-20-2009, 07:41 AM   #5
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47 divided by 4 = somewhere between 11 and 12.

If your yeast attenuates at 75% then your FG should be between 11 and 12 (1.011 - 1.012)

Your first reading is the OG and your last reading is the FG, not OG (again) as you stated.
HB Bill

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