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Old 07-16-2011, 11:18 PM   #1
Mbblakely
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I started my first brew today. I chose to do Northern Brewery's Inn keepers ale. All went well until the "og" reading. It was off by .2. What would cause this? In the kit, it said that the og should be 1.043. At first we thought that maybe we took the reading at too warm of a temp. This assumption was correct. We consulted a temperature conversion table...we were then WAY off.

Help for a noob please.

 
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:24 PM   #2
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It's not really a problem that your og is off from the target listed in the recipe. All this means is that there are more or less sugars in your wort than estimated.

 
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:26 PM   #3
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Actually, it could be a problem if it's a ridiculous difference. Like it came out at 1.023 instead of 1.043. I assume you meant it was like 1.045 or 1.041, correct?

 
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:32 PM   #4
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If it was "WAY OFF" maybe you didn't sufficantly mix your top off water with the wort. Assuming this was a partial boild extract kit and you don't think you did anything wrong.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:35 PM   #5
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1.03 is actually where we were at. I meant hundredths off...

 
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:36 PM   #6
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Are you sure your final volume is correct?

I assume the recipe was for a 5gal. batch. Are you certain you didn't go over 5gal.?

 
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:36 PM   #7
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Could this have to do with too much water??

We went too sure about how much sludge to leave behind after the boil.


 
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:54 PM   #8
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Stir it like crazy then check again.

 
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:02 AM   #9
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I've already added the yeast. Can i check it still??

 
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:07 AM   #10
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You can check it if you want but your pretty much past the point of doing much about it. Have you checked the calibration of your hydro? Does it read 1.000 in plain water?
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