So, yesterday I did a quick 1gal kit from Craft-a-Brew—their Cascade single-hop IPA. I followed the directions to a tee and didn’t have any issues during the process, but my OG came out to 1.048. According to the company, it should have been 1.067. Since the recipe used DME and specialty grains, I’m not sure where this discrepancy could have come from.
The only things I can think of are:
- Their instructions say to pass the wort through a fine mesh strainer on the way into the funnel/carboy, and maybe I used one that’s too fine, pulling too much out of the wort?
- The top-up water wasn’t integrated well enough when I pulled my sample?
Any ideas here?