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J311gonzo

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so my last 2 pale ales were suposed finish at 1.014, but finished at 1.010... is this because i mashed at lower temps? i used beersmith software, hit my OG right on both times... i was just curious.
 

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Usually yes. If your having maintaining temps during the mash, then your mashing at a lower temp. Therefore, a more fermentable wort. Make sure your thermometer is correct also. You'll be surprised how far off they can be.
 

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J311gonzo said:
so my last 2 pale ales were suposed finish at 1.014, but finished at 1.010... is this because i mashed at lower temps? i used beersmith software, hit my OG right on both times... i was just curious.
More likely a combo of mash temps and a little extra attenuation from the yeast.

Most expected FG estimates use the average attenuation of a yeast strain. Practically, you'll end up within a fee points of the estimated value.
 

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