I brewed a PM Zombie Dust Clone last night. The recipe can be found here:
I started with a roughly 7 gallon boil and topped off with less than 1 gallon of water when all was said and done for a 5 gallon batch. I mixed the wort for a solid 5 minutes. Target OG was 1.066, my gravity reading was 1.050.
To make up for my low reading, per the instructions in this post (http://tinyurl.com/byn42km
) I boiled 6 oz of Light DME in 1 cup of water, cooled, pitched into wort and shook it for awhile. My new reading was 1.052.
My hydrometer us calibrated and I accounted for the temperature of the wort in my reading. I've been brewing for years and while I've had some low OGs, it's never been off this much. Any ideas what is causing this problem? Any ideas of how to raise my OG after fermentation has died down? Any ideas and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!