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Offline srnoel

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Missed my OG...Gunky Sample?
« on: March 28, 2012, 07:13:54 PM »
Took my OG reading after chilling my Belgian Wit down,  Beer Smith had my Est OG at 1.055 and I was around 1.040. 

I forgot to take my sample initially, so I tried to take a sample from the trub/hop gunk that I left in the kettle.  I was able to leave most of the hops out but I got a lot of trub.  I was curious, is that going to make the hydrometer reading less accurate?

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Re: Missed my OG...Gunky Sample?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 07:16:40 PM »
Why not pull a sample off of the fermenter now before it gets going?
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Re: Missed my OG...Gunky Sample?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 07:20:48 PM »
I got no idea how I didn't think of that, it is already going though.

I feel kinda dumb now.  I'll know for next time now.  ;D

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Re: Missed my OG...Gunky Sample?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 07:25:20 PM »
I have squeezed out my whole leaf hops 3 times now and gotten the exact reading from my wort FWIW. It is all liquid though.

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Re: Missed my OG...Gunky Sample?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 07:33:44 PM »
I got no idea how I didn't think of that, it is already going though.

I feel kinda dumb now.  I'll know for next time now.  ;D
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All the gunk shouldn't actually make a difference.  But just for the hell of it pull a sample now and take a reading.  It'll give you another data point anyway.  If it's 1.050 now, for example, you'll know that you're earlier reading was off.  If it's 1.035 or so then it was probably right.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2012, 07:36:05 PM by tygo »
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Re: Missed my OG...Gunky Sample?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 11:20:51 PM »
I get low efficiencies when I brew witbiers.

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Re: Missed my OG...Gunky Sample?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 06:25:16 AM »
I get low efficiencies when I brew witbiers.
I used to also, using raw wheat, then I switched to flaked wheat and it got more normal.
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