My OG seems to be Off after brewing "IPA/Pale ale/blonde"

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  1. Mka

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    #1 Mka, Sep 12, 2016
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    Hello,

    After couple brews I noticed the the OG brew is about 2.4 or more highter than what the recipe calls for.

    For example this Double IPA (North of the Pines Pale Ale) the recipe it says OG 1.079 - my reading on sunday (brew day) was 1.090. All the brews I have done, as on the tittle are highter alcohol, final product.

    Is there something I'm doing wrong or is for everyone is different ?

    please advise, cheers!

    Mka
     
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    #2 Ozarks Mountain Brew, Sep 12, 2016
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    are you using the defaults as far as user preferences or have you tested and know your losses

    top right general settings, and equipment settings
     
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    I'm user defaults. Following the recipe.
     
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    thats your issue, you have to establish your actual pot and procedures
     
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    Are you sure you got the correct volume in the fermentor per the recipe?
    Did you correct the hydrometer reading based on the wort temperature?

    It might be a combination of a few factors that's giving you the higher OG
     
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    Yes, it's different for everyone. You are either getting higher efficiency or you're boiling off more and ending up with less wort of higher OG...or both.
    You can start with more wort pre-boil if your pot will handle it. And you can adjust the efficiency and volume(s) in the recipe to reflect what your equipment is doing.
     

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