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Old 08-06-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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So, I am still quite new at this with only 3 brews under my belt. Yesterday I was brewing an American pale ale and got caught up drinking and talking during the process and took my OG reading AFTER pitching my yeast which was 1.041. My recipe called for an OG of 1.052-56. Are my numbers off because I took my reading after pitching or does it even matter?

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:11 AM   #2
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Was it an extract brew? How long after pitching did you take the reading.

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:12 AM   #3
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How long after pitching did you check? If it was within a few hours, you're good. If fermentation started (after several hours likely) you read something other than the OG.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:18 AM   #4
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Took reading only a few minutes after pitching and aerating

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:19 AM   #5
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Extract brew yes.

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:20 AM   #6
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That wouldn't affect your gravity. If it was an extract brew then the water and extract may not be thoroughly mixed, which would cause your reading to be off.

 
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