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Old 02-24-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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well i tried a new recipe out. the starting gravity should have been 1.014 but it turned out to be 1.060. How does one control the starting gravity? im a beginner and i would like to better understand this.

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:10 PM   #2
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I think 1.014 is your final gravity...ie. the gravity the beer should be after fermenting completely...If your starting gravity is 1.060, Id say your probably right on target

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:12 PM   #3
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well i tried a new recipe out. the starting gravity should have been 1.014 but it turned out to be 1.060. How does one control the starting gravity? im a beginner and i would like to better understand this.
You're fine. Spot on. 1060 is a good SG. If you have a recipe that has 1014 SG, it must be near beer, or a misprint of final gravity.

BTW, what's the recipe, ie, give us more info.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:19 PM   #4
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yea it wasnt a typo it was me miss reading it. the final gravity was 1.014 starting gravity was 1.055-1.060 thanks tho

 
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:12 AM   #5
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Hey, if the worst mistake you ever make is to mis-read the specs of a recipe - you're way ahead of me!

Enjoy the beer, I'm sure you will love it.
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