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Old 01-10-2006, 09:54 PM   #11
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Thanks all,
I feel better now. My deep dispare, dark depression and abject misery are over. I will know the full story in a few weeks I guess.

Yes, to answer the question - it was 7.5 lbs of extract with 1.25 lbs of specialty grains. A lot of color came out of the grains anyway so we will see. I will definately let you all know how it turns out.

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Old 01-10-2006, 10:29 PM   #12
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That's the great thing about homebrew... you can do something completely wrong (aside from sanitation) and even though it won't be what you were hoping for, it will still be beer.

Relax and have a homebrew...

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Old 01-10-2006, 10:39 PM   #13
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In five years of brewing, I've hit the exact SG once. Consider a 5.0 gallon wort at 1.048 has the same amount of sugars, etc. as a 5.0 gallon wort at 1.053 Even an extra quart shifts it 2-3 points. If you want to be compulsive about SG, keep a bag of extra light DME around & cheat.
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:31 AM   #14
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Yeah if this was not an all grain (to which I have no clue about by the way) you should be fine. In a grain seep you don't want the grain to boil. Right before the boil you take the grains out and continue on your merry way.

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Old 01-11-2006, 04:48 AM   #15
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I agree:

1. It will be beer.

2. It will probably be pretty darn good.

3. Relax and enjoy it when it's ready.

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