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Old 10-22-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Bewed my first extract two weeks ago, came up with 1.061 on my og. My question is what should my fg be? I dont have any beer software.

6# wheat dme
1/2# veinna
1/2# munich
Pitch US-05 yeast
Og was 1.061 FG ?

Thanks for the help

Edit: did not mention it was my first extract without a kit. I put this brew together myself

 
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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Online brewing calculator. Google that and take your pick.

 
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:24 PM   #3
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hard to say exactly, but I would guess probably in the 1.014 - 1.018 area
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #4
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Keep in mind too that most extract brews finish around 1.020 most of the time, although I have had a few finish lower. I don't know the particulars of why but it has to do with the process of making the extract. With a beer that big though, make sure to really aerate the wort and use a starter. For most brews at or under 1.050 you can just use the packet and get by with it okay, but for anything bigger, general consensus is to make a starter due to the potential alcohol content and pressure of the wort.

 
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:36 PM   #5
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Yeah im aware of the starters but I did not expect to get that big of a OG on that. Was my forst beer without a kit. And as for software i currently dont have a pc. Im using my ipod touch on wifi for HBT.

 
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:38 PM   #6
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If you have an ipod touch or iphone id suggest getting iBrewMaster. its not very expensive and is a really good tool.

 
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:28 PM   #7
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If you have an ipod touch or iphone id suggest getting iBrewMaster. its not very expensive and is a really good tool.
Yeah iv been seeing tht in the app store I will pick it up in 2 weeks.

 
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:45 AM   #8
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Just checked it today and it was sitting at 1.014 at 63 dagrees. It'll be 2 weeks tommarow in primary.

 
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:46 PM   #9
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That's awesome! Give it another week and bottle/keg away.

 
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:10 PM   #10
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Keep in mind too that most extract brews finish around 1.020 most of the time, although I have had a few finish lower. I don't know the particulars of why but it has to do with the process of making the extract.
Uh, I've done mostly extract brews up until my last couple and never had a batch finish that high. Mine have finished anywhere from 1.008 to 1.012 for an FG. If yours have finished at 1.020, you might want to check to see if your hydrometer is calibrated correctly.
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