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All Grain Brewing / Missed Target Gravity
« on: August 24, 2010, 02:40:22 AM »
Hi Folks,

I've got a similar situation to singindave's missed target gravity, but for the most part I'm hoping for some ideas as to what could have gone wrong (my yeast is already working happily, so I'm a little late to fix it now).

The other night I was brewing a stout with a target OG of 1.069, and wound up with an actual reading of 1.062.  Going into the brewkettle I had a SG of 1.056 (after temperature correction), 1 point under my target of 1.057.  My usual target volume before boiling is 7 gallons, but for this batch it was probably closer to 7.25 gallons.

Was it the extra volume that threw off my brew, or can you think of anything else that could affect it?


All Grain Brewing / Apple ESB
« on: July 02, 2010, 02:19:48 AM »
I've brewed a recent ESB, and from what people have said it's turned out to be a decent middle of the road beer.  A friend suggested that I add apple to the beer, and it got me thinking. 

I'd like to try using Gala apples in secondary, but I'm not quite sure how many apples/apples by weight I should add.  Overall, I think I'd like the apple flavor to be kind of an afterthought, something subtle that people pick up on.  Suggestions?

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