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Offline Arapaho G

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OG too high
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:59:07 am »
I have a batch of American Amber in the fermenter. I was concerned my OG was too low and added some DME with 10 minutes left in the boil. I added too much and now have OG 8 points higher than targeted. I am concerned about the beer being in balance and not to sweet, so I am considering dry hopping. This is a 3 gal. all grain (except for the dme at the end). Target OG was 1.062, actual is 1.070. Using Tettnager and Cascade hops. Any suggestions?

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Re: OG too high
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 10:46:27 am »
Not much a difference really. If you wanted to stress about it you could add about 10% sterile (boiled or bottled) water to dilute it back down.
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Re: OG too high
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 06:22:46 pm »
You could sure sample it post-fermentation and make the call at that point.  I would probably just go with it - your yeast should still be able to attenuate that. 

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Re: OG too high
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 07:42:24 pm »
Thanks guys.