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Old 10-03-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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I Checked my beginning Gravity and it was 1.030 and My final Gravity was way low at 0.998. I tasted it and it was OK not as flavorful as I expected. Bottled it any way and now I will wait a few weeks to Try it again I hope it gets better with age. Any words of encouragement or advice? Can I do anything at this point?

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:53 AM   #2
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:53 AM   #3
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That's like wine dry. Did you use a lot of sugar? If you just use malt I can't see how it could get below 1.000 without a misreading.

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:06 AM   #4
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Make sure your hydrometer is reading correctly, and any temp corrections have been made. Keep tracking each brew to see if it is consistent, then you can begin to make adjustments to the recipe depending on your efficiency.

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:13 AM   #5
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i had similar readings and i finally found out my hydrometer was bad.

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:16 AM   #6
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Take that hydrometer and throw it! Eyes ears smell and taste. What do you think bootleggers did back in the day? Play mr wizard? I come from a long list of bootleggers from grandparents on back. They didnt have these gadets they be lucky if they had shoes or food! Use your judgement...thats what i say. A lot going to agrue and yes i use hydrometer sometimes but not like its some winning ticket. I hate that damn thing! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:19 AM   #7
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sounds like a bad hydrometer; you can check it by floating in water, it should read 1.000 at the calibration temp (usually 60F). Maybe the paper inside is loose.

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:20 AM   #8
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what was the recipe you used?? 1.030 seems a very low SG to have to begin with.

Try seeing if your hydrometer is accurately calibrated by testing it in plain tap water. It should read close to 1.000. If that's way off the mark then the rest of your readings were, too.

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:25 AM   #9
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I Checked my beginning Gravity and it was 1.030 and My final Gravity was way low at 0.998. I tasted it and it was OK not as flavorful as I expected. Bottled it any way and now I will wait a few weeks to Try it again I hope it gets better with age. Any words of encouragement or advice? Can I do anything at this point?

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:26 AM   #10
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Sum Sing Wong

What are you checking with?

 
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