Original Gravity help

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  1. dnezmusic

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    Hi all,

    I could use some solid education with a problem I have. Here is the situation:

    My OG was too low for my recipe. It came in at 1046 with a wort volume of 5.5 gallons. I added 2 lbs of cane sugar. What would my resulting OG be? I did not add any additional liquid.

    Any help would be great!

    Daniel
     
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    The math is pretty simple: A pound of sugar in a gallon of solution is 46 points of gravity, the points being the numbers after the decimal point in the specific gravity multiplied by 1000. If you'd started with water, the 1 pound of sugar in 1 gallon of water would yield a 1.046 wort. You added 2 pounds, or 92 points of gravity, to 5 gallons of beer. Divide the 92 by the volume, 5.5, and you get 16.7 points tacked on to your original 1.046, or 1.0627, round up to 1.063.
     

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