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brewdude88

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That's between 1.028 and 1.030... what was the wort temp when you took the measurement? Most hydrometers are calibrated for 60-68F, requiring an adjustment for hot wort...
 

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Depending on the yeast you're using, you'll likely wind up right around 2.25% ABV.
On my hydrometer I believe the adjustment for 71.5F is + .004 so, not much help there.
What was your recipe/process?
 

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If you did partial boil extract with post-boil top-up, then you could have an anomalously low reading due to wort stratification. You really need to mix aggressively to homogenize the wort after top-up in order to get an accurate OG reading.

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That’s not good.
7.5 gallon
Mash 60 min @ 150
.05 cascade pellets 60
7 oz wet hop cascade 10
7 oz wet crystal 5
8 oz we cascade whirlpool for 20.

so I filled the carboy and pitched. I forgot to take the og inthe carboy prior to pitching, so I grabbed the sample from the supply line and the little that was left in kettle.
 
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What was the grain bill? How finely was your grain crushed?
 
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10lb 2 row
.5 Crystal/caramel
.5 carapils
.5 Munich
11.5 lb total


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What was the grain bill? How finely was your grain crushed?
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i'm just wondering why there's so much foam? is it done fermenting? if you're taking a sample while it's activly fermenting the bubbles will push the hydro higher.....
 
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i'm just wondering why there's so much foam? is it done fermenting? if you're taking a sample while it's activly fermenting the bubbles will push the hydro higher.....
I circulate the wart through a chiller plate to cool. It goes back into the wart with a hose and tends to splash and cause foam.
 

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At this point I’d just hope that it’s a bad OG reading, let it ferment out and take a FG with both a refractoneter and a hydrometer. You can play with one of the online calculators with both values to get an approximation if the actual OG and final ABV.
 
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