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Old 02-12-2006, 12:33 AM   #1
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Default Low OG! What should I do (if anything)?

Hi everyone. I just finished brewing an Irish Red for St. Paddies Day. Unfortunatly when it was all said and done, I only measured an OG of 1.032 and the recipe said that it should be 1.055. Seems awfully low. I have not pitched the yeast yet. Is the wort still salvageable? Should I toss it?

This is my first specialty grain recipe. Could it have relied on more sugar from the grains?


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Throw a kg of light DME in to it, after boiling in a liter of water and cooling.


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Old 02-12-2006, 01:35 AM   #3
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That's Cheyco's solution to any homebrewing problem.
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Did you stir or agitate the wort in the carboy before taking a sample?
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are you sure you dont have more than 5 gallons?
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Keep boiling it down, and continue to replace volume with a slow sparge from the grain.
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Thanks for all you suggestions. After monkeying around in the kitchen for a while I gave up as the cluster that the brew was turning into got bigger and bigger. So I tossed it and started over on Sunday and it went much better. I don't know what I did wrong the first time, but I seem to have gotten it right the second time.

Anyhow, thanks for the help.
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Old 02-19-2006, 01:17 PM   #10
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would airating the wort before change the OG reading?


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