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Old 01-10-2009, 11:20 PM   #1
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Default OG on Dunkelweizen seems way off

I just pitched the yeast on my Dunkelweizen. The recipe called for a OG of 1.061, my OG after temperature correction was 1.032. The final gravity of this recipe according to my LHBS where I got the kit is supposed to be 1.015. I measured the OG after I topped off the carboy to 5 gallons, just before airating with a drill and pitching the yeast. I'm concerned I did something wrong, but I followed the recipe below.

8lb. Alexander's wheat malt extract 60% wheat 40% KLGAS
1/2 lb Weyermann Caramel Wheat Malt 66 L
1/4 lb. Weyermann De-Husked Carafa III Malt 488 L
1/2 oz Saphir Hop
Wyeast #3056 Bavarian Wheat Yeast

Also, when I smacked the yeast pack, it did swell. When I pitched it in the carboy, I noticed that only half of the nutrient pack had emptied into the yeast. I dumpded the rest into the carboy. Should this be ok?
This being my second brew, I'm concerned that something is wrong with the OG. Thanks.


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Old 01-10-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
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If you took the reading before mixing the wort and the top off water, you mostly got water in your hydrometer tube. It happens all the time but it's not a problem. It's nearly impossible for a reading to be off with an extract kit because there is a set amount of fermentables in the kit.

I've done that before with the nutrient pack and it turned out fine.


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Thanks, I'll just DWHAHB.
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I just pitched the yeast on my Dunkelweizen. The recipe called for a OG of 1.061, my OG after temperature correction was 1.032. The final gravity of this recipe according to my LHBS where I got the kit is supposed to be 1.015. I measured the OG after I topped off the carboy to 5 gallons, just before airating with a drill and pitching the yeast. I'm concerned I did something wrong, but I followed the recipe below.

8lb. Alexander's wheat malt extract 60% wheat 40% KLGAS
1/2 lb Weyermann Caramel Wheat Malt 66 L
1/4 lb. Weyermann De-Husked Carafa III Malt 488 L
1/2 oz Saphir Hop
Wyeast #3056 Bavarian Wheat Yeast

Also, when I smacked the yeast pack, it did swell. When I pitched it in the carboy, I noticed that only half of the nutrient pack had emptied into the yeast. I dumpded the rest into the carboy. Should this be ok?
This being my second brew, I'm concerned that something is wrong with the OG. Thanks.
Was this a Keystone kit?
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