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Low OG
« on: March 03, 2006, 12:45:13 PM »
I crushed 12# 2 Row Pale Ale. I used a JSP Maltmill and the grain was "not" crushed to a powder. The OG going into the boil is .30 and I will still have to add a gallon ( to get to 5)of water before pitching. Did I not crush the grain fine enough? Why so low OG.


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Re: Low OG
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2006, 03:20:25 PM »
Just found out that I was checking the OG at a way to high temp. Since I have it cooled down to 78 now it is reading 42. I still would have though it to be at least .50
since I used 12 #.  thanks

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Re: Low OG
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2006, 05:53:08 PM »

As I said on another board, with those numbers I suspect, in addition to the crush, that you have problems with your sparge process.  Could you describe this in detail please, including what kind of sparge (fly/continuous or batch), flow rates, how long you sparged for, and your volumes (how many gallons when you measured the gravity)  lots of detail please Heather.