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Old 02-05-2006, 08:59 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by casebrew
Evans math don't add up. His hoppy SNPA would have had an OG of 1.028 if it had half the ingredients of his Red ALE @ 1.056. Insted, he got 1.044. Is there a 4# can he might have got? Did he use pellet hops insted of fresh/whole?

If he checked his OG to find 1.044, that was the time to fix it, by adding less hops in the boil or more extract to the fermenter. Maybe developing the habit of checking SG of the sparged wort is a good idea?

Good thing about a forum, we all learn from each other's mistakes.

Thanks for all the help everyone. Yes casebrew, I was using hop pellets. Now that I have a little experience I realize that the OG was a bit low. At the time I was just happy to have (or at least I thought) done things right to even GET a gravity of more than 1.000!! But I'm learning. It is still drinkable but just over hoppy and a bit watery at times. That is now evident by the fact that I was 3 lbs. short of extract!!

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