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Original Gravity

Postby Old Man » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:33 pm

When boiling 2.5 gallons of wort, with 2.5 gallons of water to be added after the boil for 5 gallons of beer, when is the first reading of gravity taken (O.G.)? If taken before the addition of water, a different O.G. will result as from that of the addition of water.

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Re: Original Gravity

Postby pclemon » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:45 am

You would take it after you've added the water. Be aware though that even though you add the water and it appears to be mixed if you took a sample right away you would likely get a skewed reading (high or low). It can take a little while or a bit of shaking/mixing to get the sugars evenly distributed.
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Re: Original Gravity

Postby Brewtime » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:39 am

Take the reading after you reached your desired amount in the fermenter. As said before make sure you have mixed the water in well or your OG will be off.
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