oops! i got so excited I forgot!

oops! i got so excited I forgot!

Post by wack » Fri, 01 Mar 2002 07:02:28



Well I kegged my Bavarian wheat and my sorghum brown ale the other day
and wouldn't you know it I forgot to take gravity readings! Is there
any way to take a reading after carbonation? I'm sure the co2 would
effect the gravity but was wondering about a formula of some sort.

 By the way the bavarian wheat (which I added a few oz. of chocolate
and crystal malt) turned out great, however the sorghum brown ale with
the stale extract and 2 year old sorghum turned out like most of you
probably would expect, not so good. It's cider like.
Be Good!

 
 
 

oops! i got so excited I forgot!

Post by Colin Taddoni » Fri, 01 Mar 2002 06:09:47


CO2 won't affect the gravity but bubbles on the hydrometer will float
it. Take a sample a shake it until you don't see CO2 coming out of
solution. Let it come to room temp and shake again. Take a reading and
apply whatever corrections you usually do.

Quote:

>Well I kegged my Bavarian wheat and my sorghum brown ale the other day
>and wouldn't you know it I forgot to take gravity readings! Is there
>any way to take a reading after carbonation? I'm sure the co2 would
>effect the gravity but was wondering about a formula of some sort.

> By the way the bavarian wheat (which I added a few oz. of chocolate
>and crystal malt) turned out great, however the sorghum brown ale with
>the stale extract and 2 year old sorghum turned out like most of you
>probably would expect, not so good. It's cider like.
>Be Good!

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oops! i got so excited I forgot!

Post by Mike Uchim » Fri, 01 Mar 2002 12:00:19


Yeah, you can take a reading after conditioning.  You'll need to agitate
the sample to knock most of the CO2 out, before taking the reading.

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Quote:

> Well I kegged my Bavarian wheat and my sorghum brown ale the other day
> and wouldn't you know it I forgot to take gravity readings! Is there
> any way to take a reading after carbonation? I'm sure the co2 would
> effect the gravity but was wondering about a formula of some sort.

>  By the way the bavarian wheat (which I added a few oz. of chocolate
> and crystal malt) turned out great, however the sorghum brown ale with
> the stale extract and 2 year old sorghum turned out like most of you
> probably would expect, not so good. It's cider like.
> Be Good!

 
 
 

oops! i got so excited I forgot!

Post by Bob » Fri, 01 Mar 2002 12:46:02


Just pour a sample and plunge the hydrometer in it rather vigorously several
times and let it sit for awhile and repeat.  Eventually you will de-gas the
sample and be able to obtain a reading.
--
Bob Bratcher
Treasurer & Webmaster
Star City Brewers Guild
http://hbd.org/starcity
Roanoke, VA


Quote:
> Well I kegged my Bavarian wheat and my sorghum brown ale the other day
> and wouldn't you know it I forgot to take gravity readings! Is there
> any way to take a reading after carbonation? I'm sure the co2 would
> effect the gravity but was wondering about a formula of some sort.

>  By the way the bavarian wheat (which I added a few oz. of chocolate
> and crystal malt) turned out great, however the sorghum brown ale with
> the stale extract and 2 year old sorghum turned out like most of you
> probably would expect, not so good. It's cider like.
> Be Good!

 
 
 

oops! i got so excited I forgot!

Post by wack » Sat, 02 Mar 2002 07:50:04


Thanks guys, havent had a chance to do it yet but I will as soon as I
can.
Be Good!