Pump up the gravity! (how to?)

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  1. Jagov

    Jagov New Member

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    I missed my OG last brew day by 1.010. Although I know it's not the end of the world, would it benefit me to add a bit of extract in the primary bucket to up the gravity?
     
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    Yes that is a method many people use and it works without changing what you intended it to taste like too much if at all
     
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    I have done this a number of times.
    I normally don't bother for a few points, say I was expecting 1061, and I get 1057, but for 10 points I definitely bump the gravity up with some DME. Pretty sure there is a calculator for this to get from gravity X to gravity Y, but I have always just eyeballed it.
     
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    I'm guessing you missed by 0.010? You can add extract or sugar, your choice.
     
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