American Wheat High OG?

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Lago86

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Hi All...I found a great deal on an Anvil Foundry 10.5 so I grabbed it. I just wanted to test it out so I bought the Lunar Shock DME kit from MB. The recipe calls for Original Gravity: 1.052-55, mine came out at 1.061. That's a pretty decent jump I think. Am I in trouble? This is my first extract and previously only did BIAB.

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VikeMan

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With an extract kit, if you got a gravity significantly higher than the recipe called for, either the kit's designer screwed up (unlikely), or one (or more) of these things happened...

- You ended up with less than the intended volume of wort (boiled away too much).
- You should have topped off (a partial boil) with more water after the boil, but didn't, or didn't add enough
- You topped off, but didn't mix it thoroughly before taking the hydrometer sample.
- Measurement error (e.g. misread hydrometer, didn't correct for temperature, hydrometer bottomed out in jar, or bad hydrometer).

Are you in trouble? Not really. If your gravity was actually higher than planned, you'll end up with a bigger beer.
 
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