- Jan 27, 2020
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You’ve boiled off some of the water and concentrated your wort - this is normal! You can add water to get back to the gravity you’re looking for or just enjoy a really strong beer.Brewed a messed about with tropical IPA, used up hops in the cupboard. Only question form a newcomer is as follows.
I took a gravity after mash and got an expected 1.056 as per recipe in brewers friend, boiled for an hour including hop additions at 60 minutes and 0 minutes, took another gravity and it stood at 1.076, the first reading would yield a planned ABV of 5.6% but the new reading would come in at around 8%...... or so I think. Is this normal for such a rise and does the second reading not really count?
The second reading is arguably the most important, this is the reading you’ll use to determine the strength of your beer.