I made a Belgian golden ale over the weekend, and the original gravity was lower than the recipe called for. I know there are a few reasons this could happen, I’m not overly concerned with the “how”. My question is… should I be worried about the beer outcome? It was supposed to be 1.08 and it came out as a 1.065
I know this will result in a Lower abv, not worried about that either (it was supposed to be in the 9% range, now it’ll probably come out around 7 which is still pretty high) Just want to make sure it’s still Ok. I only recently started paying attention to gravities, I brewed for a long time before without ever worrying about it and now I wanted to get more serious about the process. 1.065 seems fine enough to me, and I bet if I never checked it, I wouldn’t think twice about the result afterwards… but now that I know too much, I am slightly worried. I could always add some DME to up the gravity… do I just stir that in? Or do I need to mix it into boiling water first?