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Old 10-27-2013, 02:31 AM   #1
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So just finished, not to bad but turned out better then I thought. FG was 1.039 but the target was 1.020. Is that far off really??
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:37 AM   #2
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If that beer was to be bottled, there might have been an issue, but you got a relatively sweet beer right?

 
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:43 AM   #3
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Was to the keg and first glass out of it, it's is a bit sweet but not overpowering. The only thing I think it's missing is the vanilla portion, suppose to be coffee vanilla imperial stout, but the coffee is there but don't really notice the vanilla.

 
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
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Hydrometer or refractometer reading?
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:38 PM   #5
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What was the OG?

 
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:28 PM   #6
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Was to the keg and first glass out of it, it's is a bit sweet but not overpowering. .
Then your reading is not correct.

 
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:14 PM   #7
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I messed up on brew day I forgot to do any readings cause of the disaster that it was, but got a final reading. And was by a refractometer

 
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:24 PM   #8
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I agree that your reading was probably off. 1.039 could be an OG. Try your hydrometer and see what you get. you'll have to decarb the sample first.

 
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:32 PM   #9
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I messed up on brew day I forgot to do any readings cause of the disaster that it was, but got a final reading. And was by a refractometer
Refractometers are notoriously inaccurate after fermentation (even with the correction charts) because the presence of alcohol screws up the reading. Take a hydrometer reading and get back to us.

 
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:50 PM   #10
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What was the anticipated OG?

 
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