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amcwi69

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Ok so I after reading up on this subject (home brewing) I decided to give it a try. Went down to the cities home brew shop and purchased the brewing equipment along with a beer kit. I followed the instructions as perfect as I could. The only problem I ran into is that it seemed my OG was low, 1.023 @ 71 degrees. Everything I’ve read stated the starting OG should be around 1.030-1.040. It’s been four days since I started the batch and everything seems to be fine. For some reason though that low OG has been brewing in the back of my mind...pun intended. Should I be concerned?
 

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Either you missed something in the instructions, or you did not measure OG correctly. It's possible that if you didn't stir the wort before taking a sample, you tested a watered down portion of it. That happens.
 

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If this was an extract kit, more than likely you didn't get your top off water mixed well enough with the wort. This happens a lot with partial boils. No need to worry. The yeast will find the sugar.
 
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