Originally Posted by flars
Was your brew a kit? If it was your OG is what was specified by the recipe as long as your volumes were correct. If not a kit don't worry. OG is only useful for estimating ABV. A hydrometer reading after fermentation has begun will only give you a ball park OG. Not worth the risk of infection.
If it tastes good after bottle conditioning your brew was a success.
As long as it was an EXTRACT kit and the volumes were correct - your OG is what it was advertised at.
DON"T take it now - as stated above - no real reason to, and a good way to infect your beer. it is really not "necessary" information - it is nice to have, but not critical to the outcome of your product.
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