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Old 11-28-2011, 08:45 PM   #11
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Thanks,however I mix it well cause I tried to cool down my wort and I took the sample via the tap at the bottom of my fermenter...
Any other possible explication?


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Old 11-28-2011, 08:56 PM   #12
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Thanks,however I mix it well cause I tried to cool down my wort and I took the sample via the tap at the bottom of my fermenter...
Any other possible explication?
Honestly, no matter how well you THINK you mixed, it's not enough...

It's an extract batch, as long as you have your correct final volume in the fermenter, you can't miss your gravity.

When making an extract batch you are not converting any starches to sugars, it's already done for you. All you are doing is adding an amount of water (actually 2 amounts of water-boil and top off) to a final volume (which the og is calculated for) the only way to actually miss your og on an extract batch were if you had an in the fermenter volume different than the recipe called for.

If you have whatever the recipe calls for as your final volume, the OG of the recipe is correct DESPITE what your hydromter might say.


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Old 11-28-2011, 11:02 PM   #13
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Honestly, no matter how well you THINK you mixed, it's not enough...

It's an extract batch, as long as you have your correct final volume in the fermenter, you can't miss your gravity.

When making an extract batch you are not converting any starches to sugars, it's already done for you. All you are doing is adding an amount of water (actually 2 amounts of water-boil and top off) to a final volume (which the og is calculated for) the only way to actually miss your og on an extract batch were if you had an in the fermenter volume different than the recipe called for.

If you have whatever the recipe calls for as your final volume, the OG of the recipe is correct DESPITE what your hydromter might say.
Thanks revvy,appreciate your wise answers,
I feel more relax now.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:11 PM   #14
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Honestly, no matter how well you THINK you mixed, it's not enough...

It's an extract batch, as long as you have your correct final volume in the fermenter, you can't miss your gravity.

When making an extract batch you are not converting any starches to sugars, it's already done for you. All you are doing is adding an amount of water (actually 2 amounts of water-boil and top off) to a final volume (which the og is calculated for) the only way to actually miss your og on an extract batch were if you had an in the fermenter volume different than the recipe called for.

If you have whatever the recipe calls for as your final volume, the OG of the recipe is correct DESPITE what your hydromter might say.
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Bobby_M>>I flood the keg with CO2 for one minute with the lid off, rack the beer in to the bottom gently, seal it, flood it, vent it. If there's still O2 in there after that, F it.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:15 PM   #15
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So the answer is, relax and do nothing.
And even if Revvy is wrong, which he isn't, and you really are at 1.073, you are still going to have a really good beer.
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I figured it was going to be this issue, and not what the other's were suggested, but until you told us you were an extract brewer all folks could do (ridiculously) speculate.
Take it easy brother. I wasn't (ridiculously)speculating anything.

I don't know jack about extract. and since he didn't specify either extract or AG I gave an answer of something I know a little about and I gave budchx the benefit of the doubt that if he could use that info he would, if he couldn't, he wouldn't. Certainly he would not try to mash at a lower temperature if he wasn't mashing.
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Take it easy brother
Brrrooother!!!!
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Brrrooother!!!!
Anything interesting to say about beer maybe?!
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Mash at the right temp. Mashing Too high/Too low is the most common AG cause of a funky OG, Brrrroother!
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Mash at the right temp. Mashing Too high/Too low is the most common AG cause of a funky OG, Brrrroother!
Except I didn't brew a all grain but an extract...


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