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Postby Rolfster » Wed Apr 25, 2018 22:01

So I did a brew yesterday, it came out at 1.046.
I split it between 3 fermenters.
To one of the fermenters I added a mini mash of 100g of rye crystal, 60g of dark crystal and 150g of dark candi rocks, this was then added to a fermenter and the total volume was 22 litres.

And I forgot to take a hydrometer reading! :oops:
Can anyone guesstimate what the OG will be for that fermenter...
I'm just talking a ball park figure!

It feels a bit like an exam question.
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Re: Any ideas....

Postby Rolfster » Wed Apr 25, 2018 22:03

Looking at the malt miller website the dark sugar candi rocks are 99.5% sucrose. Don't know if that is helpful information.
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Re: Any ideas....

Postby Steviebobs1983 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 22:34

My guess is that you've probably only added a maximum of 5 or 6 gravity points to that, so maybe 1.052 ish.

The logic behind my thinking is that 8g table sugar in 1kg water (or 1.01litres ish) will give a gravity of 1.003, from the old Google.
150g/22litres is about 6g per litre, plus what you're getting from the grain, which is difficult to guess, but since they're both crystal, probably not a lot of fermentables.

But hey, I might be way off. Maybe someone more experienced than myself will have a go at the exam question :wink:

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Re: Any ideas....

Postby Rolfster » Thu Apr 26, 2018 07:25

Cheers Stevie!
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Re: Any ideas....

Postby jkp » Sat Apr 28, 2018 17:59

What was the volume of the 1.046 wort that you split 3 ways?

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Re: Any ideas....

Postby Rolfster » Sun Apr 29, 2018 09:04

About 80 liters.
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Re: Any ideas....

Postby robwalker » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:18

+4 points bud
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Re: Any ideas....

Postby Rolfster » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:29

Cheers Rob!
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Re: Any ideas....

Postby jkp » Mon Apr 30, 2018 16:17

+4 points would be ignoring the amount of volume added along with the steeped grains and candi sugar. If the volume added was 1L you're looking at +2 points, if it was 2L then +0 points, and over that you'd have diluted your wort :(

80L total, so obviously it wasn't split equally. So that doesn't help us determine the volume :scratch:
It seems like the examiner is playing tricks......

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Re: Any ideas....

Postby Rolfster » Mon Apr 30, 2018 20:08

No it wasnt split equally.
I'm not entirely sure how much water I added so I think you are right. It's probably impossible to figure out how strong it is!

It is further complicated by the fact that I used weak wort from the mash tun to sparge the grains from the mini mash... but that will probably have very little effect.

It's going to have to be the how many can I drink test!
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Re: Any ideas....

Postby Rolfster » Wed May 02, 2018 18:32

To further confuse matters I've just put 150g more candi rocks in it! I think the mini mash was about the same og as the main body of the wort and asI want it to be a bit stronger I though better safe than sorry!
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