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Old 06-26-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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I missed my initial gravity…target was 1.012 and I hit 1.045ish…maybe .048

Brewing AHS’ vanilla porter mini mash.

Everything by the numbers except I messed up the bittering hops in the boil. Didn’t realize I had not put them in till 50 minutes into the 60 minute boil. Added them ii, got volume back up to 5 gallon and boiled for another 30 minutes (80 minutes total) per AHS’s instructions on the phone.

So I have no idea what to do if anything since it is in the fermenter now. Also no idea what missing that mark the way I did will do if I don’t do anything more.

Any thoughts?
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:24 PM   #2
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Umm..you likely lost all of the armoma/flavor hop profile, and are you serious when you say your target was 1.102!!!??? Were you making barleywine? If you missed to OG by 60 points then your beer is going to be WAAAYYYYY hoppy for the style you wanted.

 
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:24 PM   #3
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I am relatively new to homebrewing, but my best (educated) guess would be that your brew will simply have a lower ABV than intended. It will probably have a less hoppy flavor than intended since you didn't put the hops in for the full boil. It might not be exactly what you wanted but should still be okay!

 
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:27 PM   #4
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I am relatively new to homebrewing, but my best (educated) guess would be that your brew will simply have a lower ABV than intended. It will probably have a less hoppy flavor than intended since you didn't put the hops in for the full boil. It might not be exactly what you wanted but should still be okay!
Bittering hops aren't really for flavor...the majority/all of the delicate aroma and flavor compunds are driven off in the boil. Since he only boiled his bittering hops for 30 minutes, not all were lost, so hopefully the bittering hop was dual hatted for flavor as well or else you will get some unwanted hop flavors.

 
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:29 PM   #5
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That's seems like a big miss. The missed hop wouldn't account for it. Can you post the recipe and your notes? At first guess, I would say you forgot to add something else...
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:30 PM   #6
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Edited....1.102 was a typo

There were only bittering hops in this kit...no flavoring or aroma
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:32 PM   #7
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What was the temp when you read OG reading is ment to be taken at 60* and if you topped of wort may not be mix well.........my.02

 
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:34 PM   #8
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.5 Cara Vienne Malt
.5 Crystal 60L
.25 Chocolate
1.75 2-row
.25 black roasted barley
1oz black patent
5lb amber extract
1oz norther brewer hops

White Labs Burton Ale

strike with 2 gal of 155 deg distilled water for 1 hour

boil as listed above...
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:35 PM   #9
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temp was 75 and accounted for based on the chart with the hydro
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:52 PM   #10
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Edited....1.102 was a typo

There were only bittering hops in this kit...no flavoring or aroma
Now you're really confusing me...are you seriously telling me now that your target OG was 1.012! Dude give me a break!

 
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