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Old 08-28-2008, 01:16 AM   #1
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this is my second batch of brew, after my first batch was really bad and i was told i contaminated the batch i was crazy clean and made everything spotless . so here is my question, my starting specific gravity was 1030. the instructions for this brew said it should be 1048 - 1052. not knowing what to do my friend and i proceeded to move on to adding the yeast and fermenting. its been 9 days and i took another specifig gravity reading this reading came out at 1020. i did the calculation and has a ABV of 1.3. is this right or do i leave to ferment longer? if anyone can help i would apreciate it.


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Old 08-28-2008, 01:48 AM   #2
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Wait about two more weeks then check again. You probably didn't mix the wort with the added water well enough. You will be just fine.
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Originally Posted by Choguy03 View Post
You probably didn't mix the wort with the added water well enough.
This has happened to me. IF you are a n00b....that is your excuse and it's a good one.
I'd been brewing for about 8 years the last time it happened to me. DOH!
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