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Old 10-10-2011, 01:53 AM   #1
LuellingBrew
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My starting gravity is approximately 1.034. Is this too low to start?

 
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:02 AM   #2
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It'll be beer, but it will be small beer. I guess it depends on what you were aiming for.

 
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:04 AM   #3
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I was hoping for a 5 ish

 
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:12 AM   #4
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I was hoping for a 5 ish
Yeah. You won't get that. It'll be more like 3. What was your recipe? You could always add some malt extract to add some gravity points.

 
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:46 PM   #5
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4.5 #s of munitions wheat malt
2.5 #s of pilsner
2.5 #s of dark wheat malt

 
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:47 PM   #6
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Oh yea 1.5L starter

 
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:14 PM   #7
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Ahh. Sounds like you just didn't get a good gravity reading. It happens quite frequently with extract as it is quite difficult to mix thoroughly. It will be fine as is.

 
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:42 PM   #8
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It was all grain except starter!

 
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:19 PM   #9
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It was all grain except starter!
DOH! Misread that one. Yeah you got low efficency. You add some DME to increase the gravity a bit

 
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