[quote=“jdrulia”]I was shooting for 1.080 and got a reading of 1.048.
Can I wait to pitch my yeast if I button up (seal/sanitize) my carboy and get some DME tomorrow, or do I need to pitch relatively soon?
I have some corn sugar on hand, but I’d prefer not to use it since I heard it can adjust the flavor.
Also, I smacked my pack. Any timing issues there?[/quote]
Is this extract, and if so did you top off with water? It’s hard to miss your OG with extract unless you forgot some.
Just curious if your reading is off due to not fully mixed.
As far as the yeast, smacking, then waiting to pitch is OK. With a 1.080 beer, I would recommend a starter or second pack.
Details on the beer and your process will help with a solution to your problem.