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Old 03-03-2008, 01:13 AM   #1
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Default 13.52 ABV on a Wheat??!!

Ok so myself and my brew crew just moved our Wheat beer into a secondary and we took a reading and it came out to 13.52 abv?????? Is that normal??? Did we do something wrong???


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Old 03-03-2008, 01:14 AM   #2
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You are going to need to provide some more details here. How did you calculate that number?


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Exactly! We need to know where you started (the original gravity) and where you finished (final gravity) and we can double check for you. That seems too high if you used ale yeast. My wines finish in that area, though!
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OG = 1.112
FG (after 2 weeks before primary sugar) = 1.020
OG temp = 70
FG temp = 64
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what was the recipe ?

that is a big beer
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I get about 12% ABV based on your numbers, but I bet they're a little off. What was the recipe?
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Without knowing anything, my guess is that your OG is not as high as you think it is.

If it is right, I would be really curious to hear how it turns out. I don't think I have ever had a wheat that strong before.
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1 Can of Coopers Wheat
3 pounds of Wheat dry malt
05 yeast
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what was the batch size ?
did you use top off water?
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5 gal batch


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