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mattymc

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I started a cream ale a week and half ago. The Og was 1042 when I added to the primary. I just did a check before I racked to the secondary and it is at 1009. Does that make sense? Isn't that low?

Thanks for the help!

Matt
 
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It could be low but without seeing your recipe and process its very hard to say.
Here is the recipe we used.

Shaftebury Cream Ale - O.G. - 1.042
6lb 10 oz pale malt extract
4 oz carapils malt
5 oz British crystal malt
4 oz chocolate malt
1 oz willamette \1/2 oz cascade blend together and boil 75% for 1 hour / use 25% for finishing
ale yeast
 

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Are you adjusting the sg for the temp of the beer/wort? If it's done fermenting, that reading is only off by .02 - its most likely exactly where it should be :)
 
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It looks like your OG was .02 lower than it should be as well so maybe you just have a little extra water. It's fine.
Thanks for the help!!

Ok I should add water? How much do you think I should add? What happens if I dont? just a stronger beer?
 

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NO no extra water, what on earth for?? You're fine. You had good fermentation, 79% attenuation, why the worry? Bottle it and enjoy it!

Listen, when you turn pro you can obsess over 2 points of SG. But not today.
 
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Thanks for the help guys! I didn't put any water in, just left it as is.
 
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