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Tom (4.46.11.45)
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I brewed my 2nd batch, this one another extract kit from B3;

7lbs ultralight LME
4oz maltodextrin
1lb crystal 40L
8oz black patent
4oz chocolate

hops:
1oz norther brewer for 60
1oz cascade for a min.

OG was 48

the OG again was lower then expected. Am I doing something wrong here? I did a 3 gallon boil; cooled; added water; areated then checked OG.

Also, there was alot of trub this time, strained through a mesh bag.

The end product looks very dark.. Dark is good..

btw, the american amber came out perfect! my first batch was better then I expected. Thanks for all your help. Tom
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 04:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The calculated O.G. for this recipe using ProMash is 1.051 (you can just about ignore the contribution of the steeped specialty grains). That seems close enough to your experience to be an acceptable margin of error. RDWHAHB.
 

Tom (4.46.11.45)
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 08:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bill, how do you calculate O.G. I remember reading somewhere that one lb of LME is about 1.035 in one gal of water, but how do you figure in the grains other stuff. I would like to make a high gravity beer one of these days.

thanks, Tom
 

big earl (209.222.26.27)
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 08:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

get promash - or another brew-software

as Bill said above "(you can just about ignore the contribution of the steeped specialty grains)"
 

Denny Conn (140.211.82.4)
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 08:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tom, pale malt is about 36 ppg. Specialty malts are a little less, and go down in ppg as the malt gets darker.

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