Low gravity reading

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Jan 11, 2009
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So i just brewed a pale with a friend who was interested in the process. He picked the BB micro pale kit and i suggested 1/2# crystal 40, 1# DME, and 1oz. Simcoe in addition. We steeped, then added one 3.3 muntons light and the 1# DME. Started hop additions and 30 minutes later added the other can of LME.
When we checked the SG is was only 1.046. That is the lowest reading I have ever seen with this much extract. Does a late addition change gravity reading? I would not think so. Took the reading right at 60F. Any comments on the subject would be great. Thanks.