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Old 05-10-2007, 07:38 PM   #1
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I just finished kegging my 2nd batch. It has been in the keg for almost 2 weeks.I pumped in C02 for 30 sec. then released the pop off valve. I did this 3 times to make sure to remove all air. Then I added C02 and shook the [email protected] out of the Corney,rolled them around and added more C02. Put the Corny in chest freezer set Ranco on 34 all seems well. I drank some last 2 nights. For some dumb reason last night I decided to check gravity found Alcohol to be around 3%. This was a extract kit so i was expecting something a little higher. Starting Gravity as right what the direction said. Is it normal to go down a little after kegging?

 
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
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I'm guessing you didn't adjust for temp. I'm also not sure if carb will change the gravity reading, but It seems like it would
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:40 PM   #3
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You checked the gravity after the beer was carbed? You'll never get an accurate number once you have CO2 dissolved into the beer.
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:15 PM   #4
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What the bird said...you checked your gravity at the wrong time...
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:48 PM   #5
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If you let it sit in the hydrotube for a day, it should go flat and then you would get a better reading. Pour it into a saucer afterwards and put it in your garden to kill snails and slugs.
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