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Old 02-11-2008, 06:29 AM   #1
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I just set the air lock on my IPA. Everything went as always, untill I checked the Specific Gravity. It is standing on 1.102 WHAT?? am I ?? Wait...No, I'm not.
I stirred the wort and it is really 1.102. Right on 70 degrees, have glasses on.
Shouldn't this be about 1.050?
6.5 Pounds light LME
1 # Crystal Malt
1/2 # Victory

Steeped grain for 20 minutes at 165, add malt, boil, cut to 5 gallons.

Will ale yeast hold this much gravity?

I know...I know...RDWHAHB, BUT...Do I need to cut this down?
Thanks for the help.


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Old 02-11-2008, 07:56 AM   #2
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5 gallon batch? Your not that high on 5 gallons....Based on your recipe



 
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:07 AM   #3

For a 5 gallon batch, you are way off. should be around 1.053 according to promash. If you currently have a volume of 5 gallons at 1.102, you'd need 4.75 gallons to dilute down to 1.053.

Are you sure you stirred thoroughly after topping up to 5 gallons?

It is nearly impossible to be off by that much on an extract recipe.

 
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:00 PM   #4
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Unless your bags of DME were in Kg, something is seriously wrong. I'd check the hydrometer.

Which yeast? Some can handle 10%.
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:26 PM   #5
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Sorry. I was just stupid.
I figured that letting the water splash into my Ale Pale would mix the wort...WRONG. When I took a sample from the spigot on the bottom I got nothing but sugar. After stirring (With a spoon) the yeast in, and sitting for 5 hours, all is well. we are at 1.049, and the air lock is going like mad.

Thanks for the help, sorry for my stupidity.


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