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Old 05-13-2008, 05:08 PM   #1
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I brewed up a batch this past sunday. I took a hydrometer reading and the O.G. read 1.042. Does this reading sound right?


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Old 05-13-2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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That's impossible to answer without a recipe. It's certainly not overly low or overly high, so you will have beer when it's done.


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+1 on needing the recipe! Also, it is important to know what temperature you took your gravity reading at. Most hydrometers are calibrated to 60F or 68F, and you need to convert your gravity reading if it was not taken at this temperature.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:32 PM   #4
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3.3lbs LME 90min.
3.3lbs AME 90min.
1/2 oz. Chinook 90min.
1/2 oz. Glacier 90min.
1/4 oz. U.K. Kent Goldings 15min.
1/2 oz. Willamette 5min.
1/2 oz. U.K. Kent Goldings 5min.
1/2 oz. Glacier 5min.

I took the hydrometer reading at 60F.
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With BeerSmith, I get these numbers:

5 Gallon Batch: 1.047
5.5 Gallon Batch: 1.043

Sounds like you're in the ballpark, should come out to around 4-4.5% ABV.
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What's Beersmith?
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Anyone else use this????
Just a few. Have a look through the Brewing Software forum.


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