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Old 11-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
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I brewed up a barleywine yesterday. My intended OG was 1.113. My pre-boil gravity was low so i added 1# of dme.
I had collected 7 gallons and boiled for 2 hours to get me down to 5.5 gallons.
I ended up with about 5.25 gallons in the carboy but my gravity was 1.109.
Can i still add some dme to raise the gravity or do i just let it ride?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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I wouldn't. You're not that far off for a gravity that high. My vote is to let it ride.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #3
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Close enough, don't mess with it. You are only off about 3%, that is pretty darn close.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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I kind of planned on leaving it, but figured i would see what the knowledge of this board had to offer.
Thanks for the input
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