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SeeAliceBrewery

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Just finished up this brew and my OG came out at 1.046....the target is 1.040. I am right at 5 gallons on the nose... I generally always hit my target dead on. Anyone else have this issue with this extract kit? I did do the late malt extract as many others do to keep it the lighter color as it is supposed to be. Would this cause the higher OG?
 

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Using all the fermentables, and having the correct volume will give you the recipe OG. Not getting the recipe OG is a measurement error. Either drawing a sample from part of the wort heavier to sugars, or part of the wort lighter to sugars if the measured SG is lower.
 
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I am sure it will come out fine...perhaps a bit drier. It just seems odd to me...I mixed it very well before drawing my reading...
 

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Recheck the calibration of your hydrometer. It is possible the card inside has slipped.
 

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6 points, IMHO, is not too much to worry about on the high-side. Is this extract only, or were there any steeping grains? Partial/mini-mash? Pardons fr my ignorance there, but I don't know what comes in these kits.

I don't think that adding the extract late would make the gravity higher.
 
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6 points, IMHO, is not too much to worry about on the high-side. Is this extract only, or were there any steeping grains? Partial/mini-mash? Pardons fr my ignorance there, but I don't know what comes in these kits.

I don't think that adding the extract late would make the gravity higher.
Yes there were some specialty grains...and I did let them steep 5 extra minutes...
 
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