Starting OG.

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Starting OG.

Post by StoutSteve » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:10 pm

I'm experimenting with tweaking kits to suit my taste.

Being a "scientist" I'm trying to only vary one thing at once.

My first attempt (which is in a keg awaiting tasting) is here viewtopic.php?f=1&t=82210

That had a starting OG around 1038.

I'm just starting another batch using the same extras but with Scammoden Dark rather Coopers Dark as the base.

The bucket is still a bit warm (which might affect the readings) but while I wait for it to cool a bit so I can pitch the yeast...

Should I be surprised that the starting OG of this batch seems to be around 1055?

That seems to be a rather large difference.

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Re: Starting OG.

Post by Rookie » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:04 pm

Same volume of water and extract?
Is the extract thoroughly mixed in? Was the extract in the previous batch thoroughly mixed in?
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Re: Starting OG.

Post by WalesAles » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:11 am

If it gets down to 1010, should be a nice 6.2% brew! =D>


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Re: Starting OG.

Post by Monkeybrew » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:41 pm

Hi StoutSreve,

Unless thinks have dramatically changed in the kit world, the Scammoden Dark is a 3kg kit that you've added 1kg of sugary stuff to, where as the Coopers kits are only 1.7kg, hence the significant increase in gravity!

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Re: Starting OG.

Post by StoutSteve » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:10 pm

That would explain it.

it did cross my mind that the Coopers only came in one can but the Scammoden was in two.

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