Extract Beer Gravity Too High

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Extract Beer Gravity Too High

Post by McGruff » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:56 am

I made an all extract AIPA a few days ago. Promash said my OG would be around 1.051. It was 1.068. I can't figure out why?

15 Gallons

20 lbs. United Canada Extract
9 ozs. corn sugar ( no reason to use it )

I used RO water and just filled up my kettle to around 15 gallons along with the extract. I estimated that after I added the extract, my total water used was around 12 gallons. So I guess I need to re-calculate it, but not sure how.

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Re: Extract Beer Gravity Too High

Post by Peterpasha » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:35 am

So your beer will be 2% stronger than called for? Call it an Imperial AIPA, maybe you've invented a new style?
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Re: Extract Beer Gravity Too High

Post by jacinthebox » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:36 am

was it LME or DME?

edit...sounds like LME
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Re: Extract Beer Gravity Too High

Post by McGruff » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:59 pm

LME. I didn't plan on a 7% beer. I like to be around 5%. I plan on using 16 lbs. of LME for my next brew. This stuff isn't very nice to work with from a 66 lb. pail. My scale is only good for 5 lbs. at a time.

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Re: Extract Beer Gravity Too High

Post by Bowserm » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:27 pm

Did you by chance have less that 15 Gallons once finished? if you ended up with lower volume, you probably had higher boil-off causing less water and more sugars

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