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Old 08-03-2013, 03:42 AM   #1
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Do I check me O.G. While in wort form? Boiling? at least before I add the yeast?

 
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:44 AM   #2
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Do I check me O.G. While in wort form? Boiling? at least before I add the yeast?
Check it before you pitch yeast. The idea is to measure the amount of sugar in the pre-fermented wort (OG) and compare it to whatever's left after fermentation (FG) to get an ABV reading.
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:44 AM   #3
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Do it after the boil, but before the yeast. Ensure you correct for temperature as well.

 
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:15 AM   #4
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Temp for pitching yeast be 70 corrrect?

 
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:21 AM   #5
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Temp for pitching yeast be 70 corrrect?
That will work but 65F or lower is better - less chance of blowoff and huge fermentation temp swings.
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:27 AM   #6
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Savvy.

 
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