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Old 02-26-2013, 02:12 AM   #1
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I brewed a Franziskaner clone yesterday and my gravity was much lower then expected. Around 1.034 I was shooting for around 1.050 ish. I figured it was probably a problem with my spargeing. I know i messed it up, But I was wondering if it would be worth it to boil up some light dme and add it to try and raise the gravity or should I just let it be.

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Old 02-26-2013, 03:49 AM   #3
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+1 on more extract.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:37 AM   #4
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Definitely add some DME in there. 1.034 is a long way off from 1.050

 
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:23 AM   #5
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I would add the dme.

What I have started doing is including a "Beer Math" section in my brewday checklist. I check my gravity before I move wort to boil. This way I know exactly how much DME to add to meet my expected gravity.

Formula is:
Target Gravity (TG) = (Pre Boil Volume) x (Target Gravity)
Mash Gravity (MG) = (Pre Boil Volume x (Measured Gravity)

(Target Gravity) – (Measured Gravity)/45 DME or 38 LME = LBs to Add
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:55 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advise, I added the dme and its chugging along. When it's done I'll check in and let you all know how it turned out

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