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  1. _Keven

    Question about a high gravity reading after 5 weeks

    Hello, I recently have been brewing a triple: https://www.northernbrewer.com/products/belgian-tripel-extract-kit. Brewing day was around 5 weeks ago. I used the wyeast 3787 with an OG of 1.072. Today I moved it to a secondary and took a FG reading of just 1.020 which is a bit high. Now after its...
  2. J

    FG finished much lower than expected?

    Hi all, Just after an answer to a question I have regarding my beer ABV finishing alot higher than anticipated. I have brewed a Citra Pale Ale which I anticipated to finish at 10.15 but Instead it has finished at 10.11. My OG was also a little high (10.62) when it was estimated to be...
  3. Crack

    Beer gravity

    New to trying to brew beer. I made an ale & the recipe says it's expected efficiency is 75%. The expected OG is 1.030 & FG is 1.000. My OG was 1.051 & FG was 1.020, not sure what I did wrong. I tasted it before bottling & it smells & taste real similar to miller lite maybe mixed with a natty. Is...
  4. M

    Extract, Final gravity and Amalyse

    Hey all. I prefer all grain brewing but am limited on time. Starting up extract again. I’ve been less than satisfied with my last few extract batches though, both because of final gravity. Not a fan of sweet beers. (Light lager finished at 1.015 and RIS at 1.042) One thought I had was to add...
  5. I

    SG slightly different to FG, this okay?

    Hi, so I checked my SG and it was at 1.009, checked again in 48 hours time and it was 1.008. Does the slight different really matter? Am I able to bottle now? Says it needs to be stable for 2 days but I don't know if that slight difference matters. Also my OG was 1.035 which means the abv when...
  6. E

    For Sale B3 1000 Brew Sculpture 10 gallon brew system

    MoreBeer B3 1000 10 gallon stainless steel propane gravity brew sculpture for sale $2,000 in Sandwich, New Hampshire - local pick up only. The stainless steel gravity sculpture is plumbed with propane burners on each level and has a March pump to recirculate the mash through the copper coil...
  7. G

    Oktoberfest fermentation

    I brewed an Oktoberfest almost 48 hours ago and have not seen any airlock activity since I initially pitched the yeast. After a few too many homebrews on brew day, i pitched my Wyeast Oktoberfest Lager Blend mistakenly at 87 degrees instead of the optimum temperature of 48-58 degrees. I did...
  8. ErinDummer

    Gravity problems

    I’m on my third extract batch and am hoping for some advice on how I might have messed up the original gravity and then also what I should be expecting for final gravity. 1. Recipe says anticipated OG is 1.060, I got 1.035 (1.034 measured but I added .001 because I was measuring at 70 deg). On...
  9. Z

    Fermentation probably finished, but high final gravity

    Hello everyone and first of all I'm sorry if some of my vocabulary is weird, but I'm not a native speaker. I am super noob, I actually did a previous attempt brewing kit beer, it kinda worked, but probably due to lack of patience the batch likely did not finish fermenting and the bottles...
  10. nreed

    Help with gravity readings

    Hi all, I've just started reading my gravity a few brews in and I just want to make sure I'm reading things correctly. I use a refractometer which only shows Brix so have been using the BeerSmith conversion tool. My OG came up quite short at 10 brix - I also used a hydrometer to confim which...
  11. rockittear

    Adding more honey and calculating abv

    I started my first batch of mead about a week ago and fear I lost a lot of honey in the process (didn’t scrape up as much as I could’ve). I have a possible abv of about 9% and it’s a five gallon batch. I used Lalvin EC-118, which wasn’t my first choice, but I used it for its wide temperature...
  12. BryggAnton

    Calibration Ispindel problem

    Hi Folks! I bought a ispindel one week ago. The guy that sold me the ispindle had off-set calibrated it. I have just gone trough 90minutes of calibration by mixing water and sugar and messuring the tilt. Now when im done and have connected it to brewfather and the numbers are waaaay off! I have...
  13. Steven Sinclair

    3 Vessel 16 Gallon Configuration

    So, I inherited, then modified this system. It came to me with three 16 gallon vessels, each with two ports near the bottom; the higher of the two for a physical analog thermometer and the lower for a ball valve. I added 240v 5500w ripple elements via 1-1/2" tri-clamp bulkheads, HERMS coils...
  14. Docod44

    Anvil Foundry High Mash Efficiency - SG vs OG outcomes question

    Hi all, I brewed my second batch on my 6.5 Anvil Foundry today and copied Clawhammer's Candy Orange IPA recipe (Candy Orange IPA - Hazy Session). I am still dialing my Brewfather numbers in but today I found something strange with my SG and OG. Their recipe targets an OG of 1.046, I set my...
  15. B

    Never Hits Gravity - What am I doing wrong?

    It seems like for the past few years I never hit my gravity, I have been making adjustments to my brewday that help with "improving" gravity and I never seem to hit it. So im reaching out to you all for help! Ill lay out what a typical brew day is for me and please let me know where I am...
  16. G

    The Efficient Brewer

    Why is my efficiency so low? Can someone explain my efficiency? I thought I understood efficiency. These statements are just some examples of the many threads relating to efficiency that I have seen on HomeBrewTalk. It would seem the forum is replete with individuals scratching their noodles in...
  17. J

    Belgian Dubbel Style: suggestions!

    Hello everyone! I have a couple of questions about my first brew! A couple of years ago I bought a Festival Belgian Dubbel kit (complete with plastic fermentation vessel, bottles, sanitizer, etc) and 2 weeks ago I started the primary fermentation. Now I`m looking for some suggestions before...
  18. K

    Hydrometer Reading Confusion

    We have created a brew of cider. Our initial hydrometer readings goes as follows: 1.056 Gravity 7.5% ABV 13.8 Brix Our problem is we are getting two different readings off the the same internet calculator for ABV. Brix Calculator https://www.brewersfriend.com/brix-converter/ at 7.5% ABV...
  19. LouisianaMead

    Weird "Negative" Gravity

    Hello all. I have a question about a strange gravity reading. Just for kicks and giggles, I decided to make a super fast mead--I racked it 3 days afer I started it. OG = 1.032 Gravity at racking = 1.048 Is it possible for gravity readings to move backwards? I did use honey that was...
  20. Westgaard

    Incorrect Gravity Readings

    Good afternoon, I just made a 1/2 gallon batch of apple wine using bottled apple juice, Red Star Premier Blanc yeast and a few raisins...and a whole mess of sugar. My OG reading was higher than I meant it to go (1.20, checked twice) and after only 11 days it has apparently stopped fermenting...
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