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Old 05-09-2012, 05:55 AM   #11
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My cream ale did about the same, but was awsome!!! Got 3.2% all my friends love it!!

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Old 05-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #12
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i just checked my gravity after 9 days and its 1.000 which tells me i got 4.46%abv. does that seem right?? given what i said in the original post??

i also plan to bottle today and its really cloudy, should i try to chill it first to get some of that haze out of there??

thanks

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:15 PM   #13
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i just checked my gravity after 9 days and its 1.000 which tells me i got 4.46%abv. does that seem right?? given what i said in the original post??

i also plan to bottle today and its really cloudy, should i try to chill it first to get some of that haze out of there??

thanks
1.000 is the gravity of water, you are not reading your hydrometer properly
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:17 PM   #14
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1.000 is the gravity of water, you are not reading your hydrometer properly
Actually, it is possible to hit 1.00 with a beer. Remember that alcohol has a lower SG than water... if the residual sugars are low enough and the alcohol content high enough, it can bring the FG to that level.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:29 PM   #15
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Actually, it is possible to hit 1.00 with a beer. Remember that alcohol has a lower SG than water... if the residual sugars are low enough and the alcohol content high enough, it can bring the FG to that level.
i actually wasnt expecting such a high alcohol content. i hope it still tastes ok. its really light in color and smelled pretty strong

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:20 PM   #16
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It sounds like the beer is going to be lighter in body but higher in alcohol content. Have you also made sure that the hygrometer you use is correctly calibrated for the temperature?

 
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