Newbie Question about gravity reading

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I've just brewed my first batch
Package Pale Ale

At what time in the process should I you make the starting gravity
reading?
After the wort is cooled? After it's pitched?

In all my readings I haven't been able to find this .

Thanks

Don

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Re: Newbie Question about gravity reading


annonymous@newsfeeds.com wrote:
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You should take your Starting Gravity (S.G.) after the wort has been
cooled, before you pitch.
Cheers,

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Michael Herrenbruck
Dragon Tail Ale
Drunken Bee Mead

Re: Newbie Question about gravity reading


annonymous@newsfeeds.com wrote:
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You should take your Starting Gravity (S.G.) after the wort has been
cooled, before you pitch.
Cheers,

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Michael Herrenbruck
Dragon Tail Ale
Drunken Bee Mead

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Just follow the prescribed method carefully & forget the damned hydrometer.
I brewed for 20 years without one & even now I use only very occasionally.
Many advanced brewers will need to use much more routinely but I imagine you
have used a kit which is exactly the right place to start.

Pete


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Re: Newbie Question about gravity reading


To answer your question: Measure the OG (Original Gravity) after the wort is
cooled, before you pitch. If you want to know your ABV then you will need to
measure the gravities - the OG and the FG (Final Gravity).

If you don't care what you get, or rely on the predictions of the
grain/extract then going without is ok.


peterlonz wrote:
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Re: Newbie Question about gravity reading



To answer the question, the OG reading is taken after cooling but before
pitching the yeast.


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