Missed my gravity

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  1. KingPaul

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    Ok, so for the first time in months I missed my gravity with about 8 points today. And I don't have any DME with me. Is it advisable if I add DME only on Monday? The beer is already inthe fermenter. Its an IPA and I aimed for 1.068 and it only got to 1.060.
     
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    Given the same problem, I would just let it slide. I'm sure it'll still be good. But there are gravity snobs who would tell me it must be fixed.
     
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    if its just a fun good beer for your self let it slide, i do all the time, always come out good
     
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    8 points are just a rounding error. Your cool.
     
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    Agree with the above but if you want to fix it, dissolve the proper amount of DME in water, boil it for at least 10 mins, cool and add to your fermentation. DME delivers about 42 points/pound/gallon so you'd need about a pound total to fix it.
     
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    Yeah if your consistently off, there needs to be a change in either the recipe or process but one time could nust be a fluke
     

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