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bluefoxicy:
I made this

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/recipe-kits/extract-kits/extract-ale-kits/irish-draught-ale-extract-kit.html

But instead of 1.045 I got 1.034.  Apparently 5 gallons (on my 6 gallon carboy) wasn't where I remembered it was...

Fatal?  Or just same style, more of a session beer?

euge:
Definitely a Mild. Of course you could add some extract or sugar if you wanted to.

a10t2:
Partial boil? If it should have been 1.045 at 5 gallons, to get 1.034 you'd need 6.6 gal, so something's off.

bluefoxicy:

--- Quote from: a10t2 on July 30, 2010, 06:54:24 PM ---Partial boil? If it should have been 1.045 at 5 gallons, to get 1.034 you'd need 6.6 gal, so something's off.

--- End quote ---

True.  It was mostly extract/honey, with some specialty grains (like a pound), so I don't see how efficiency could go into this.  Maybe my reading was bad somehow.

kinanik:
You're adjusting for temperature, right? IIRC, hydromeders read accurately at 60F, so if your room is at 70F you'll have to add .002-.003 per 10 degrees. That, combined with over watering could explain the differential.

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