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Old 03-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #31
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Thanks Revvy. I like that approach.

 
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:02 PM   #32
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My og was 1.022 which seemed wrong. Good to know I messed it up
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:34 PM   #33
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When I did extract batches, I never bothered to take an OG reading.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:48 AM   #34
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When I did extract batches, I never bothered to take an OG reading.
I'm with you...mine have all been off...but the fg's have been just about right on. Why waist the brew.

 
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:05 PM   #35
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Theres been alot of "OMG I MISSED MY OG" posts this weekend so I'm bumping this.

 
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:20 PM   #36
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Revvy got it all wrong. The correct response should be to: "continue the process best you can till the end and bottle it. Once the hazardous and defective product is properly bottled, I will be glad to dispose of this hazardous waste for a nominal fee plus expenses. Fortunately for you, I am certified and trained in this field and can handle these problems."

 
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:28 PM   #37
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Oh I've got 14 cases of used bottles for sale, cheap! Soon to be 16. The IPA I am disposing of now took a while to clean up. But its finished nicely after extended conditioning in the bottles so I'll be inviting friends over on my days off, and those bottles should be available by week's end...

 
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:01 AM   #38
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It's funny how we sometimes can get lost in the small details. It is always reassuring to read some words of wisdom for those who have a heck of a lot more experience. Glad this post got bumped up.

 
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:09 AM   #39
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Best post ever! Saved me so much worrying. Definitely should be stickied! Thanks Revvy!

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Old 06-13-2012, 10:39 PM   #40
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I have a question about they hydro. Sunday I brewed 9.9lbs golden light extract IPA with 2 lbs of steeped grains. According to beersmith I should have had close to 1.07 and I got 1.046. It was a full boil extract for 60 mins with some burnt sugar on the bottom of the keg. Anyhow I am curious as to the reading I took. When filling the test tube I took enough wort to barely float the hydro and not much more. A friend suggested that perhaps it didn't have enough liquid to make it buoyant enough to reach the full SG. Any one else do or witness this and then fill it further? I didn't pull a second sample to verify and just trusted what it said the first time.. silly me.

 
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