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shok

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Did I do something wrong here?

First off, I forgot to take an initial specific gravity.
But I took one 24hrs into the primary. It read 1.028

It stopped bubbling 4 days in so today (8 days in primary) I decided to rack it into a secondary.
The beer (amber ale) has a great color and smells awesome.
I took another specific gravity ready and it shows 1.013

Does this seem right? If I plug those 2 numbers into a calculator I get a very low alcohol reading.
I suppose not taking an initial reading is throwing me off maybe?
 

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Was is fermenting when you took the first reading at 1.028? If so, no problems. You are right, not having an initial reading is not going to give you a correct indication of ABV.
 
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yes it was bubbling already
 
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