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Offline jgrody

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Almost non existant OG?!
« on: November 30, 2012, 06:25:34 PM »
I just pitched my yeast in my Saison, and with a 9lb grain bill in 5 gallons, i got a 1.002 OG...... I did my mash in at 150 and held it for 1 hour, sparged at 150 holding for 30 minutes, and did a 1 hour boil. It tastes as malty as i was hoping, maybe a little watered down, but the sweetness is still there. I have never had this issue before. I was aiming for 1.044

Offline merfizle

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Re: Almost non existant OG?!
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 07:21:36 PM »
Did you try another hydrometer?  What temperature was your sample?

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Offline jgrody

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Re: Almost non existant OG?!
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 12:06:55 PM »
I only have one, and i have been useing it for 2 years now never with an issue, the sample started at 75, then i checked it at 70, and 65. always the same, the wort is fermenting like crazy today though, so maybe i shouldent worry so much.

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Re: Almost non existant OG?!
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 03:44:08 PM »
What was the temp when you measured? If you took the reading off a hot sample it will read lower.
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Re: Almost non existant OG?!
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 03:52:47 PM »
Forget my last comment. I need to learn how to read.

I've had low gravity readings when I took a sample after topping off to got to my target volume. The fresh water floats on the sugary water without a good stir, giving a low reading.
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Re: Almost non existant OG?!
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 06:46:42 PM »
I have a 15g brew kettle so i dont top off any more, but its been fermenting rapidly for the past 12 hours so lets hope it keeps up for the next week or so and i get a nice 5%er

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Re: Almost non existant OG?!
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2012, 08:51:08 AM »
interested to here how it came out . Please post your ABV when done .
maybe the 30 minute mash was not long enough to extract all the sugar? I am no expert in this but I use 60 minutes all the time .

 

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