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  1. P

    Original Gravity

    Hello, I am brewing an American Amber Ale from a Brewer’s Best beer kit. The recipe calls for an original gravity of between 1.050 to 1.054. My reading, at 62 degrees, came to 1.044. Is there reason for concern I came that much under? What could I have done wrong? I did not spill any Malt...
  2. loudmacleod

    Milling grain for BIAB

    A little background...I just started brewing in Jan 2023. So basically a The first beer was an extract kit my wife purchased. Since then, I have been using all grain using the brew in a bag (BIAB) method because it helps keep the amount of particulates down in my wort. And I've added hop...
  3. SaltedSeabass

    Initial Original Gravity is too high and I added yeast. What should I do?

    Hi all, so I think I now understand the hydrometer better the morning after I already added yeast to my first batch. I'm using Fleischmann’s active dry yeast, which has a cap ABV I've read of 12%. However my original gravity was over 1.140. If the gravity after fermentation ends on the average...
  4. B

    BIAB compared to not

    Hi community, I recently did a second hefeweizen brew with the only difference between the two being BIAB method compared to not, or standard and I got a significantly lower OG of 1.038 compared to first 1.048. What happened here.? Same everything. Same wheat/Pilsner batch as the first. What...
  5. J

    Stuck Fermentation... Help!

    So this is my 4th brew. The first two went swimmingly. The 3rd one I had an issue with the brew not reaching its FG and the same has happened on my 4th brew. The 3rd one I ended up throwing away so don't want to make the same mistake here.. I've done some research and I'm putting it down to...
  6. JAReeves

    Vintners Harvest Apricot

    Greetings! So I added 1-#10 can of Vintner's Harvest ApricotFruit Wine Base to 5 gallons of saison. I am trying to figure out how much alcohol this is going to add once it ferments out. The can is listed at approximately 1.0237 (6 Brix). My measurement of the liquid in the can showed it at...
  7. jlash630

    Weihenstaphen Hefe orignal gravity

    Good morning, On the brewery website the OG is listed as %/weight.. is this % sugar? I am having trouble converting this to *Plato or specific gravity.. I intend to brew a "clone" of this on saturday and am trying to finalize the details in Beersmith. Currently I have my OG set for 1.052 which...
  8. JstnMoyer

    Weird OG readings with topped-off extract wort

    Has anyone come across this weird OG issue with topped-off partial boil wort? Just brewed my second partial boil extract batch yesterday. I chilled my concentrated wort and added to glass carboy (2.5 gallons) and topped it off with water getting it to 5 gallons. I aerated more by...
  9. 6thGoal

    First all grain - thoughts

    Last Sunday, I spent the better part of 5.5 hours involved in my first all grain brew day. Originally, I picked up a Old Bearded Stout (extract) recipe kit from More Beer, expecting it to be my last extract kit before moving to all grain. Ended up putting together a lauter tun and that extract...
  10. V

    Cranberry Cider Fermentation

    So I have done a few hard apple ciders which came out well so I figured I'd give cranberry cider a go. Typically my apple cider is down in the 1.003 - to 1.006 range by day two of fermenting under pressure. Right now my spunding valve is showing the same amount of activity / pressure I expect...
  11. K

    Oatmeal Stout Woes

    I tried to brew Yooper's Oatmeal Stout which went fine until the fermentation process. The batch came through the brewing process with an OG 1.056, a little high but I also only collected 4.5g on a 5.0g batch. I pitched rehydrated US-05, as I always do, but this time I added yeast nutrient and...
  12. Wil Prim

    Calculate Original Gravity when adding water to batch after chilling wort

    I am trying to calculate what the original gravity of my brew will be taking into account the fact that I will be adding water to my batch before pitching the yeast to top off up to 5 gallons. The formula I have been using from the How To Brew book I am reading by John Palmer is: mass of...
  13. DeutschMann96

    To mix, or not to mix?

    I brewed 5 gallons of Kölsch, and filled them into the five 1 gallon carboys I had on hand. The last one I only managed to fill halfway so I topped off with RO water figuring it would all even out when I kegged (the original gravity was on the high side) I tasted the one I topped off, and it...
  14. V

    Immposible OG?

    So I am using my Tilt as the hydrometer, I was reading 1.056 with apple juice, concentrate, pectal, acid blend, and yeast nutrients. then right before pitching I aerated everything with a vigorous stir pitched the yeast, closed the lid and my OG then became 0.987. Did I just screw my Tilt up...
  15. T

    Forgot to take an OG reading...any hopes at reverse-calculating?

    I brewed a beer last night, and in the haste of trying to finish up and get everything cleaned before it got too late I forgot to take an OG reading. However, I did take gravity readings of first runnings from the mash and last runnings (stupidly not the mixed wort pre-boil). I had hoped to...
  16. S

    OG too high, can I add water? (BIAB)

    On pretty much all of my batches I've been going off of the recipe boil size when I start my mash, so if the recipe says boil size is 7.5 gallons that's what I put in my kettle when I start to heat the water for the mash. Pretty much all 3 or 4 batches I've done so far have resulted in lower...
  17. wort_up

    Effect of Diluting on OG

    I only have a 5 gallon stockpot and wish to make a 5 gallon batch. How much will it affect my OG by boiling with 4 1/2, then diluting with a couple gallons after the boil? What if I boiled a couple gallons on the side, adding proportional amounts of hops to both? Thanks!
  18. A

    Trouble with honey

    I recently gave a friend a really simple extract recipe for a honey wheat beer that I had a lot of success with. The recipe calls for a pound (16 oz) of honey in the last 5 min. of boil. My friend made it and told me his original gravity was 1.063, but it should have been around 1.036. We...
  19. Oaky

    Big difference in measured OG vs calculator? Can my efficiency really be that bad?

    So I just brewed this last night: http://hopville.com/recipe/201126/imperial-ipa-recipes/oceanfarer Here is situation. I took the gravity reading at 90 degree f - and it came out to 1.050. Kind of weird for a 7 pd of grain + 2 pd of candi sugar and 5 pds of LME etc. It was a solid 6G batch...