What is a good S.G.

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BrentD
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What is a good S.G.

Post by BrentD » Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:19 am

I am brewing my first pale ale and I have an initial S.G. of 1.046. Is this adequate or should I use less water next time for a higher S.G.?

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Classic English Pale Ale

Post by jeff » Thu Jan 04, 2001 1:07 pm

I checked the Recipe Calculator at this site, and it says that your O.G. should fall within the range of 1.044 to 1.056 for a Classic English Pale Ale.
If you want your beer to have more body (higher gravity), boost your malt instead of using less water. You wouldn't want to brew less beer, right?

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